An easy to use volume that addresses the full spectrum of information on the subject, Encyclopedia of Creation Myths is an indispensable reference source for students of mythology, religion, and classical literature as well as for general readers.
How was the world created? Where did we come from? Why are we here? Since the beginning of time, cultures have devised unique, often complex creation stories to explain the mysterious circumstances of our existence. From Adam and Eve to the Zulu's Unkulunkulu, Encyclopedia of Creation Myths gathers the world's major creation stories into a single, encyclopedic volume.
This comprehensive reference source—the only one of its kind—covers creation myths through the ages, from the legendary sagas of ancient civilizations to modern scientific theories. The pages of Encyclopedia of Creation Myths present dozens of fascinating tales of clever creations, humans emerging from cosmic eggs, and scientists defying centuries-old religious beliefs.
The carefully cross-referenced entries feature brilliant retellings of creation myths form all regions of the world, analyses of typical patters, and information on well known characters, archetypal themes in creation myths, and common terms.
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