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Great mythologies of the world. Season 1 / various professors.

McClymond, Kathryn, 1960- (Added Author). Bailey, Julius. (Added Author). LaFleur, Robert Andrâe, 1959- (Added Author). Voth, Grant L. (Added Author).
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Great courses (DVD).

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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (60 video files (approximately 1800 min.)) : sound, color.
  • Publisher: [United States] : The Great Courses : 2015.

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Formatted Contents Note:
Episode 2 Complex Goddesses: Athena, Aphrodite, Hera Episode 3 Gods and Humanity in Greek Thought Episode 12 Hammers, Rings, and Other Norse Magic Episode 16 Horus, Osiris, and Ra Episode 37 Culture and Cosmos in Chinese Mythology Episode 42 Japanese Tales of Purity and Defilement Episode 51 Tales and Rituals of the Iroquois League Episode 32 African Morality Tale Episode 50 Inuit and Northern Forest Mythology Episode 17 Myths of the Pharaohs Episode 10 Dagda's Harp and Other Celtic Myths Episode 28 Tricksters of Africa Episode 44 Nature Gods and Tricksters of Polynesia Episode 43 Gods, Rice, and the Japanese State Episode 45 Creation and Misbehavior in Micronesia Episode 34 Epic of Bakaridjan Kone Episode 60 Inca Myth as Imperial Mandate Episode 5 Odysseus, Master of Schemes Episode 25 Beauty of African Mythology Episode 27 African Religious Cosmology Episode 31 Culture Heroes of African Myth Episode 53 Mythology of the Plains Peoples Episode 59 Aztec Myth Meets Hernán Cortés Episode 7 Romulus, Remus, and Rome's Origins Episode 11 Norse Tales of Odin and Thor Episode 14 Babylonian Creation Story Episode 38 Chinese Heroes, Kings, and Destroyers Episode 24 Tales of Flood and Fire Episode 29 Africa's Gods and Humanity Episode 13 World's Oldest Myth: Gilgamesh Episode 15 Chaos and Order in Egypt Episode 35 Death and the Afterlife in African Myth Episode 57 Native American Tricksters Episode 21 Stories of the Buddha Episode 4 Herakles and the Greek Hero Episode 8 Roman Heroes and Traitors Episode 9 Mother Goddess in Rome and Beyond Episode 49 Nature in Native American Myth Episode 52 Southeast Amerindian Origin Stories Episode 54 Amerindian Tales from the Northwest Episode 19 Great Indian Epics Episode 22 Persia's Book of Kings Episode 23 One Thousand and One Nights Episode 46 Melanesian Myths of Life and Cannibalism Episode 47 Origins in Indonesia and the Philippines Episode 48 Aboriginal and Colonial Myths of Australia Episode 30 Close Encounters with African Divinities Episode 56 Stories of the Pueblo Episode 40 Spirits and Syncretism in Korean Myth Episode 41 Korea's Warring Kingdoms and Flying Dragons Episode 26 African Creation Stories Episode 33 Dausi and African Epics Episode 18 Book of Job Episode 20 Bhagavad Gita Episode 1 Titans in Greek Mythology Episode 58 Maya and the Popol Vuh Episode 39 Peasant Folktales and Chinese Scholarship Episode 6 Golden Fleece and the Hero's Return Episode 55 Navajo Emergence Myth Episode 36 African Heroes in the Underworld.
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Participant or Performer Note:
Lecturers: Professor Kathryn McClymond (Ancient Europe, The Middle East, and South Asia), Georgia State University ; Julius H. Bailey (Africa), University of Redlands ; Robert Andrâe LaFleur (Asia and the Pacific), Beloit College ; Grant L. Voth (The Americas), Monterey Peninsula College.
Summary, etc.:
The deep-seated origins and wide-reaching lessons of ancient myths built the foundation for our modern legacies. Explore the mythologies of Europe, the Americas, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. Learn what makes these stories so important, distinctive, and able to withstand the test of time. Discover how, despite geographical implausibilities, many myths from across the oceans share themes, morals, and archetypes.
Target Audience Note:
Rated TVPG.
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Mythology.

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