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The Resource When They Severed Earth from Sky : How the Human Mind Shapes Myth

When They Severed Earth from Sky : How the Human Mind Shapes Myth

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When They Severed Earth from Sky : How the Human Mind Shapes Myth
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When They Severed Earth from Sky
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How the Human Mind Shapes Myth
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eng
Summary
Why were Prometheus and Loki envisioned as chained to rocks? What was the Golden Calf? Why are mirrors believed to carry bad luck? How could anyone think that mortals like Perseus, Beowulf, and St. George actually fought dragons, since dragons don't exist? Strange though they sound, however, these "myths" did not begin as fiction. This absorbing book shows that myths originally transmitted real information about real events and observations, preserving the information sometimes for millennia within nonliterate societies. Geologists' interpretations of how a volcanic cataclysm long ago created
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When They Severed Earth from Sky : How the Human Mind Shapes Myth
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When They Severed Earth from Sky : How the Human Mind Shapes Myth
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http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/j.ctt7rt69
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Contents
  • Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; List of Illustrations; Acknowledgments; Chapter 1. Time Capsules; Chapter 2. The Memory Crunch: How Long a Pipeline?; Chapter 3. The Silence Principle: of Lethe and the Golden Calf; Chapter 4. More Silence: Movie Reels from Snapshots; Chapter 5. Analogy: Our Brain's Best Talent; Chapter 6. Willfulness: The Atom or Thou; Chapter 7. Multiple Aspects: The More the Merrier; Chapter 8. Multiple Viewpoints: Ear, Trunk, or Tail; Chapter 9. Views through Biased Lenses; Chapter 10. Metaphoric Reality: Magic and Dreams
  • Chapter 11. Compression: Methuselah and the Eponymous HeroesChapter 12. Post Hocus Ergo Pocus: Space Aliens Mutilate Cows!; Chapter 13. Restructuring: New Patterns for Old; Chapter 14. Mnemonics: Behind the Silliness; Chapter 15. The Spirit World: A Realm Reversed; Chapter 16. Of Sky and Time; Chapter 17. Prometheus; Chapter 18. Fire-Breathing Dragons; Appendix: Index of Myth Principles; Bibliography; Index
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1 online resource (311 pages)
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online
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9781400842865
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