The Lessons of Nature in Mythology (Paperback)Rachel S. McCoppin (author)
Paperback 224 Pages / Published: 30/10/2015
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This examination of myths from around the world focuses on the role nature plays within mythology. Creation myths from myriad cultures recognized that life arose from natural elements, inextricably connecting human life to the natural world. Nature as portrayed in myth is unpredictable and destructive but also redemptive, providing solace and wisdom. Mythology relates the human life cycle to the seasons, with spring, summer, fall and winter as metaphors for birth, adulthood, old age and death. The author identifies divinities who were direct representations of natural phenomena. The transition of mythic representation from the Paleolithic to Neolithic periods is discussed.
Publisher: McFarland & Co Inc
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 525 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 18 mm
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