CONTENTS
Introduction: The Dimensions of Myth , 3
★ Select Bibliography , 8
PART I COSMIC MYTHS11
The Creation , 15
★ The Creation Stories , 17
EGYPTIAN: THE BEGINNINGS , 17
MESOPOTAMIAN: ENUMA ELISH , 18
HEBREW: GENESIS , 24
INDIAN: THE RIG VEDA AND THE BRHADARANYAKA UPANISHAD , 29
GREEK: HESIOD'S THEOGONY , 32
CHRISTIAN: JOHN'S GOSPEL , 35
HOPI: SPIDER WOMAN , 36
BOSHONGO (BANTU): BUMBA'S CREATION , 39
MODERN: THE BIG BANG , 41
Bibliography , 42
The Flood , 43
★ The Flood Stories , 44
MESOPOTAMIAN: UTNAPISHTIM , 44
HEBREW: NOAH , 47
CHINESE: YÜ , 53
INDIAN: MANU , 55
GRECO-ROMAN: DEUCALION AND PYRRHA , 56
MAYAN: THE POPOL-VUH , 60
★ Bibliography , 62

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  • Title Page iii
  • Preface ix
  • Contents xi
  • Introduction- the Dimensions of Myth 3
  • Part I - Cosmic Myths 11
  • The Creation 15
  • The Apocalypse 76
  • Part II - Myths of the Gods 91
  • The Pantheons 95
  • The God as Archetype 123
  • Part III - Hero Myths 215
  • Part IV - Place and Object Myths 313
  • Index 349
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