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Read ✓ Parallel Myths 100 J.F. Bierlein à 0 Read Characters Parallel Myths Unusually accessible and useful An eye opener to readers into the universality and importance of myth in human history and culture William E Paden Chair Department of Religion University of Vermont For as long as human beings have had language they have had myths Mythology is our earliest form of literary expression and the foundation of all history and morality Now in Parallel Myths classical scholar J F Bierlein gathers the key myths from all of the world's major traditions and reveals their co. This was assigned for a college course on mythology It is AMAZINGLY bad There are so many errors in it I can t tell you The explanation of the origin of Christmas Trees is completely wrong from beginning to end for one example For another the Finnish goddess Ilmatar is mentioned and her name is assumed to be something mother on the logic that matar sounds like mother It does sound like that but this is not an Indo European language so you can t make those kinds of linguistic assumptions The author is apparently ignorant enough to do so What a shame

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Read ✓ Parallel Myths 100 J.F. Bierlein à 0 Read Characters Parallel Myths Morality myths underworld myths and visions of the Apocalypse Drawing on the work of Joseph Campbell Mircea Eliade Carl Jung Karl Jaspers Claude Lvi Strauss and others Bierlein also contemplates what myths mean how to identify and interpret the parallels in myths and how mythology has influenced twentieth century psychology philosophy anthropology and literary studiesA first class introduction to mythology Written with great clarity and sensitivity John G Selby Associate Professor Roanoke Colleg. This was a great overall read The comparisons were varied and interesting and I liked the broad overview of different theoties as to why mythologies are parallelled across the world That being said I did not like the lack of author commentary And what we did get at the end focused on the three major Western religions without considering Asiatic and alternate belief systems While I understand the reason for this I felt a bit alienated by it and I did not find that section to be as informative or useful

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Read ✓ Parallel Myths 100 J.F. Bierlein à 0 Read Characters Parallel Myths Mmon themes images and meanings Parallel Myths introduces us to the star players in the world's great myths not only the twelve Olympians of Greek mythology but the stern Norse Pantheon the mysterious gods of India the Egyptian Ennead and the powerful deities of Native Americans the Chinese and the various cultures of Africa and Oceania Juxtaposing the most potent stories and symbols from each tradition Bierlein explores the parallels in such key topics as creation myths flood myths tales of love. This was a little disappointing as it turned out to be an anthology of myths and commentary about myths rather than any cohesive analysis I think it was clearly meant for a college course but I didn t realize that when I bought it It made me do most of the work in connecting all the myths together but it was still interesting to read all the myths of different cultures I really enjoy the archetypes of myth the familiarity of some of them and the newness of others There is something deeply human about the fact that myths from every corner of the world follow the same basic structure sometimes this is explained by their proximity to one another Iran and India for example shared some similarities but sometimes there is no real explanation One set of myths about a pair of brothers is nearly identical in both Norse mythology and in the Great Plains of North America and those two groups of people didn t cross in the early part of their civilizations Apparently Catholic Conuistadors were shocked to find the many similarities between their religion and Incan and Mayan mythology They had a version of baptism and All Souls Day The Conuistadors probably wanted to keep that uiet Meanwhile pretty much everybody s creation myth started with some kind of Chaosprimordial ooze and went through the creation of sky and earth light and darkness water and plants animals and humans of two genders usually in the same order too Also just about everybody has some kind of virgin birthMythology is the basis for all our stories and we ve been telling these stories for thousands of years For the people who began telling them they served as science religion history morality and literature All told myths are so cool


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    Download ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook à J.F. Bierlein J.F. Bierlein à 0 Read PDF READ Parallel Myths This was assigned for a college course on mythology It is AMAZINGLY bad There are so many errors in it I can't tell you The explanation of the origin of Christmas Trees is completely wrong from beginning to end for one example For another the Finnish goddess Ilmatar is mentioned and her name is assumed to be something mother on t

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    J.F. Bierlein à 0 Read PDF READ Parallel Myths Just what I was looking for; something to use for uick referencing Not for the advanced student of mythology it's a pretty light read

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    Download ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook à J.F. Bierlein J.F. Bierlein à 0 Read Characters Parallel Myths It’s very interesting how mythology history and religion can be connected and have overlapsIt is said that myths are the religions that were used to be practiced

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    PDF READ Parallel Myths Interesting but some of the myths were different from how I learned them

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    J.F. Bierlein à 0 Read Download ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook à J.F. Bierlein Characters Parallel Myths This was a little disappointing as it turned out to be an anthology of myths and commentary about myths rather than any cohesive analysis I think it was clearly meant for a college course but I didn't realize that when I bought it It made me do most of the work in connecting all the myths together but it was still interesting to

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    J.F. Bierlein à 0 Read Download ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook à J.F. Bierlein PDF READ Parallel Myths There are a multitude of factual errors regardless of the version of myth being referred to I believe that this was not intentional as there is a blur between storytelling explanation and opinion in the presentation of the myths This blurred change of narrative ruins the flow and abruptly interrupts the feed of information becoming either distracting or misguided leading to the errorsHowever my main complaint

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    J.F. Bierlein à 0 Read Download ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook à J.F. Bierlein Characters Parallel Myths The theme of this book works to impart that humans beings have an innate ability to connect to higher consciousness which produces the assortm

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    Characters Parallel Myths PDF READ Parallel Myths Download ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook à J.F. Bierlein This was a great overall read The comparisons were varied and interesting and I liked the broad overview of different theoties as to why mythologies are parallelled across the world That being said I did not like the lack of author commentary And what we did get at the end focused on the three major Western religions without considering Asiatic and alternate belief systems While I understand the reason for this I felt a bit alienated by

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    Download ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook à J.F. Bierlein J.F. Bierlein à 0 Read Characters Parallel Myths Interesting to see how different cultures seem to overlap ideas Not very detailed but I liked being able to use this book as a reference to find how different people in different regions explain the same phenome

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  • Paperback
  • 353
  • Parallel Myths
  • J.F. Bierlein
  • English
  • 28 February 2020
  • 9780345381460