The Universal Myths

The Universal Myths

Heroes, Gods, Tricksters, and Others



Contribution by: Mircea Eliade

Format
Paperback
Price
$16.00
 
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780452010277
  • 320 Pages
  • Plume
  • Adult

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Mythosphere

Creators of Nature and Mankind
Creator Gods
Animals and Creation
The First Couple
The Great Mother
The Greek Gods from Chaos to Zeus
Cosmology
The Structure of the Universe
Mythic Cosmograms
Creation Myths
The Birth of Man

Worlds Above Below and Within
The Light
The Sun
The Way of the Great Light
Sun Worship and Sun Dance
The World and Stars
Heaven and Earth
The Bridge of Heaven
Thunder and Lightning
Demons and Spirits
Yggdrasil
World Tree, Tree of Life, and Tree of Knowledge
The World Mountain
Towers to Heaven
Paradise
The Reaches of Heaven and the Depths of Hell

Bringers of Magic and the Arts
Bringers of Wisdom
Fire – a Gift of the Gods
The Divine Blacksmith
The Healers
Hermes
Shamans: Magicians and Priests
Witches: Disciples of the Devil
Teachers and Leaders
Protectors of the Herd
The Rainmakers
The Fertile Earth
Gods of the Hunt
Fisher Gods
Maui

Animals Monsters and Mythic Beasts
Mythic and Legendary Animals
Creators and Protectors of Animals
Deities of the Nile
Bull Cults
Holy Steeds
Animals in the Sky
Fabulous Creatures, Magic and Demonic
Emblems and Attributes of the Gods
Animals, Deities, and People
The Serpent
Symbols of the Seasons
The Dragon

Lovers and Bearers of Divine Seed
The Great Mother
The Goddess of Love, Aphrodite/Venus
Tragic Love
Orpheus and Eurydice
The White Cow
Miraculous Conceptions
Divine Birth
Mysterious Births of Gods and Heroes
The Goddess of Fertility
Heavenly and Earthly Couples
The God of Love
Krishna and the Marriage of Heaven and Earth
The Loves of Zeus
Compassionate Love
Tantra

Combat in Heaven and on Earth
Heroic Battles Against Monsters
The Labors of Heracles
Shen I, the Cosmic Archer
The Twilight of the Gods
Nordic Warrior Gods
Guardians of the East
The Battle of the Greek Gods
Thor and the Wild Hunt
Sigurd, the Nordic Hero
The Ramayana
Good and Evil
Gods of War
The Trojan War
Mythic Struggles in Defense of Divine Order

Distant Quests and Mortal Tests
Quests and Questers
Odysseus and His Journey
Heroes and Animals
The Round Table
The Holy Grail
Eternal Youth
Theseus, the Hero of Athens
The Benevolent Quest
The Feathered Serpent
The Dragon Slayer
Buddha and the Search for Enlightenment
The Persian Hero Rustam
The Nine Heroines and the Nine Heroes

Death and Rebirth
Realms of the Dead
The Journey to the Underworld
Messengers of Death
The Beyond
Hades, the Greek Underworld
The Tortures of Hell
Dwellers in the Paradise of Heaven
The Triumph of Death
The Last Judgment
The Journey to Paradise
Resurrection and Rebirth
Return from the Underworld
Nirvana
The Rebirth of Light and Life

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Index

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