eBook Native American Mythology, 1st Edition

  • Series Name: Mythology and Culture Worldwide
  • Q. L. Pearce
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  • ISBN-10: 1420509519
  • ISBN-13: 9781420509519
  • DDC: 398.208997
  • Grade Level Range: 7th Grade - 10th Grade
  • 104 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released May 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012
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This new volume in Lucent's Mythology and Culture Worldwide series looks at Native American mythology, draws connections between Native American culture and its myths, and explains how the beliefs, values, and experiences of that culture are represented in its treasured stories. Tales covered include earth diver and origin stories, and myths of culture heroes, nature deities, spirits, and tricksters. This volume has a map of the tribal regions of North America, a table of major characters with name pronunciations and brief descriptions, a glossary, sidebars, fact boxes, a bibliography of sources for further study, and a subject index.

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Mythology and Culture Worldwide

This series helps younger researchers understand the role of mythology in major historical cultures of the world. Each volume explores the origins and cultural importance of a specific mythology. Presented in an engaging narrative that explains mythology as a product of the culture that created it, each volume details the major characters, gods/goddesses, and themes reflected in the stories. Volumes also discuss the impact of the mythology on daily life at the time and throughout history.

Features and Benefits

  • Each volume focuses on one cultural or national mythology. Major myths, characters, gods and goddesses, and themes of the mythology are presented with a particular emphasis on tying these stories back to important aspects of the culture that produced it.
  • Descriptions include, as appropriate, geography, history, natural resources, technological state, social organization, religious beliefs, and values.
  • These books also detail how the culture interacted with their gods and goddesses, and how the myths were communicated.
  • Each volume contains numerous sidebars and fact boxes, a family tree or diagram that shows relationships of major entities, a pronunciation guide, a glossary, an annotated bibliography and comprehensive index.