Creation Myths of the World: An Encyclopedia, 1st Edition

  • David A. Leeming
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  • ISBN-10: 1598841750
  • ISBN-13: 9781598841756
  • DDC: 202.203
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 1000 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2009 | Published/Released June 2010
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2009

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Overview

ABC-CLIO's breakthrough reference work on creation beliefs from around the world returns in a richly updated and expanded new edition. From the Garden of Eden to the female creators of Acoma Indians to the rival creators of the Basonge tribe in the Congo, Creation Myths of the World: An Encyclopedia, Second Edition examines how different cultures explain the origins of their existence.

Expanded into two volumes, the new edition of Creation Myths of the World begins with introductory essays on the five basic types of creation stories, analyzing their nature and significance. Following are over 200 creation myths, each introduced with a brief discussion of its culture of origin. At the core of the new edition is its enhanced focus on creation mythology as a global human phenomenon, with greatly expanded coverage of recurring motifs, comparative themes, the influence of geography, the social impact of myths, and more.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Dedication.
Contents.
Preface.
Introduction.
1: The Creation Myth Types.
2: Ex Nihilo Creation.
3: Creation from Chaos.
4: World Parent Creation.
5: Emergence Creation.
6: Earth-Diver Creation.
7: The Creation Myths.
8: Achomawi.
9: Acoma (Aa'ku).
10: Ainu.
11: Algonquin.
12: Altaic.
13: Anatolian.
14: Anishinabe (Ojibwe, Chippewa).
15: Apache.
16: Arandan (Aruntan).
17: Arapaho.
18: Arikara.
19: Ashanti.
20: Assiniboine.
21: Assyrian.
22: Aymaran.
23: Aztec (Mexica).
24: Babylonian.
25: Bagobo.
26: Baltic.
27: Baluba.
28: Bambara.
29: Banks Islands.
30: Basonge.
31: Batak.
32: Birhor.
33: Blackfoot (Siksika).
34: Bloods.
35: Bon (Bonpo).
36: Boshongo.
37: Buddhist.
38: Bulu.
39: Buriat.
40: Bushmen (San, Basarwa).
41: Cahto (Kato, Kaipomo).
42: Canaanite.
43: Celtic.
44: Ceram.
45: Cherokee (Tsalagi).
46: Cheyenne.
47: Chinese.
48: Christian.
49: Chukchee.
50: Creek (Muskogee).
51: Crow (Absarkoes, Apsaalooke).
52: Cuebo.
53: CupeñO (Kuupanqaxwichen).
54: Dhammai (Miji).
55: Diegueños.
56: Dinka.
57: Dogon.
58: Dyak (Dayak).
59: Efe.
60: Efik.
61: Egyptian.
62: Ekoi.
63: Fang (Fan).
64: Fiji Islands.
65: Finnish (Finno-Ugric).
66: Fon.
67: Fulani.
68: Garo (Achik).
69: Gilbert Islands.
70: Gnostic.
71: Gond.
72: Greek.
73: Guarani.
74: Haida.
75: Hawaiian.
76: Hebrew.
77: Hopi.
78: Hottentot.
79: Hungarian (Magyar).
80: Huron.
81: Ijaw (Ijo).
82: Inca.
83: Indian.
84: Inupiat (Inupiaq).
85: Ipurina (Apurina).
86: Irish.
87: Islamic.
88: Jain.
89: Japanese (Shinto).
90: Jivaro (Shuar).
91: Joshua (Tce'Metun).
92: Kagaba.
93: Kakadu.
94: Kikuyu.
95: Kiowa.
96: Kodiak.
97: Kokowarra.
98: Kono.
99: Kootenay (Kutanai, Ktunaxa).
100: Korean.
101: Krachi.
102: Kukulik.
103: Laguna (Kawaik).
104: Lao.
105: Lapp (Sami).
106: Lenape (Delaware).
107: Lugbara.
108: LuiseñO.
109: Maasai.
110: Maidu.
111: Malagasy.
112: Malozi (Lozi, Alyui, Barotse).
113: Mandan.
114: Mande.
115: Maori.
116: Mapuche.
117: Mariana Islands.
118: Marshall Islands.
119: Mayan.
120: Minyong.
121: Miwok.
122: Mixtec.
123: Modoc.
124: Mohawk (Kanienkaha).
125: Mongolian.
126: Mosetene.
127: Munduruc.
128: Muysca (Muisca).
129: Nandi.
130: Navajo (Dine).
131: Negritos.
132: Netsilik.
133: New Britain.
134: New Hebrides.
135: Nez Perce.
136: Ngombe (Bangala).
137: Ngurunderi.
138: Norse.
139: Nugumuit.
140: Nup.
141: Nyamwezi.
142: Okanagan (Isankuafli).
143: Olmec.
144: Omaha.
145: Onondaga.
146: Oneida.
147: Oqomiut.
148: Osage.
149: Papago (Tohono O'Odham).
150: Papua New Guinea.
151: Pawnee.
152: Penobscot.
153: Persian (Iranian).
154: Phoenician.
155: Pima (Akimal O'Odham).
156: Polynesian.
157: Pomo.
158: Pueblo People.
159: Roman.
160: Romanian (Rumanian).
161: Salinan.
162: Salishan (Flat Heads).
163: Samoan.
164: Samoyed.
165: San Cristobal.
166: Scientific.
167: Seneca (Onödowåga').
168: Shilluk.
169: Siberian.
170: Siberian-Tartar.
171: Sikh.
172: Sioux.
173: Skagit.
174: Snohomish.
175: Solomon Islands.
176: Sumerian.
177: Sumu.
178: Swahili.
179: Tahitian.
180: Talmudic.
181: Tantric.
182: Tewa.
183: Thompson Indians.
184: Tierra Del Fuego.
185: Tlingit.
186: Toltec.
187: Tonga.
188: Truk Island.
189: Tsimshian.
190: Tuamotuan.
191: Tungus.
192: Turkic (Pre-Islamic Turkish).