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African mythology

Edward Geoffrey Parrinder

African mythology

by Edward Geoffrey Parrinder

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Published by Hamlyn in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Mythology, African.

  • Edition Notes

    Statement[by] Geoffrey Parrinder.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBL2400 .P34
    The Physical Object
    Pagination5-141 p.
    Number of Pages141
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5658723M
    LC Control Number68104185
    OCLC/WorldCa2732907

    Get this from a library! African mythology A to Z. [Patricia Ann Lynch] -- Designed specifically for young readers, the Mythology A to Z series explores the world's most important myths and legends in an accessible and entertaining manner. Each volume includes vividly. Dec 25,  · During the African diaspora, Oshun was brought to the Americas and was subsequently adopted into the pantheons that branched out of the traditional African belief system. Today, Oshun is still honored in Nigeria in the annual ceremony called Ibo-Osun, as Author: Dhwty.

    Apr 01,  · Buy a cheap copy of African Mythology book by Edward Geoffrey Parrinder. Presents the mythology of sub-Saharan Africa, including beliefs on creation, birth, death, and oracles, with texts of some legends and animal fables. Free shipping over $/5(2). African Mythology by Geoffrey Parrinder starting at $ African Mythology has 3 available editions to buy at Alibris.

    Aug 11,  · My Review: The best thing about this reference is its content. The book covers mythology from many different African tribes, rather than just the well-known ones. In addition, the book also covers the beliefs and customs for certain animals, objects, and different types of people. When it comes to its flaws, the only one is how. Nov 24,  · One important—and tragic—conduit for the transmission of these stories beyond African shores was the European slave trade. Captured Africans who were brought to the Americas and the Caribbean fought to keep alive what they could of their home cultures, and this included their folktale traditions. African folktales come in many different types.


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Image Credit: African History Blog. Akan mythology says the first man to emerge on the surface of the earth was Adu Ogyinae. All humans used to live deep within the earth until one day, seven men, five women, a leopard and a dog crawled out of a giant hole burrowed by a massive worm.

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Jaja Institute of Foundation Studies, Rivers State University of Science and Technology, P. M. B.Port Harcourt, Nigeria. Accepted 4 January, Myths are accounts of the origin of societies and institutions not subject to rationalization but often.African mythology is intricate, complex, and the ideals behind some of their mythological beliefs were often intertwined with actual events.

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