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Literary Theory Myth Introduction

Literary Theory Myth Introduction

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Table of Contents
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Table of Contents
Prof. Stephen Hagin
 
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Symbolic Connections in WL 
 
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12th edition
 
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Kennesaw State University
 
iNTRODUCTION
 
1-3 Table of Contents4 Ancient Civilizations Timeline5-7 Introduction to Mythology8-9 Archetypes10-13 Duality14-22 Mythological Creation Stories23 Background: Hebrew Old Testament
 
24-25 The Documentary Hypothesis
 
26 Pertinent Bible Terms
 
27-30
Genesis
1-3: Two Creation Stories31-32 R
EADING
G
UIDE
:
Genesis
1-3
UNIT 1: The AGE of TAURUS
34-35 Unit 1 Introduction36-41 Mesopotamian Character Glossary42-51
 Enki and Ninhursag 
52-58
 Enki and the World Order
 59 The Inanna Cycle60-61 R
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The
Huluppu
-Tree
 61-63 R
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 Inanna and the God of Wisdom
 63-66 R
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The Courtship of Inanna and Dumuzi 
 66 Planting vs. Hunting Cultures67-68
Genesis
4: Cain and Abel68-69 Ancient Underworlds70 The Hebrew Conception of the Cosmos71-74 R
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The Descent of Inanna
 75 R
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The Descent of Ishtar to the Underworld 
 76-81
 Enlil and Ninlil 
81-83 R
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Nergal and Ereshkigal 
 
 
22
 
K
INTRODUCTION
UNIT 2: The AGE of Aries
85-86 Unit 2 Introduction87-95 Stars in the Sky, Gods in the Heavens96 Precession of the Equinoxes
 
97-98 The Zodiac and the Ages of Time
 
98-102 The Ages of Man
 
102 V
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G
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:
 
Graham Hancock’s
Quest for the Lost Civilization
 103-105
The Rulers of Lagash
105 The Real Rulers of Lagash
 
106-113
The Sumerian King List 
 114-116 R
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 Etana
 117-119 R
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Adapa
 120-126 R
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The Epic of Creation
(
 Enuma elish
)126-130 R
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Atrahasis
 131-132
Gilgamesh
Notes133 Epic Conventions134 from
 Essay on Man
by Alexander Pope (1688-1744)135-152 R
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The Epic of Gilgamesh
153-157
Genesis
5-9: Noah and the Flood158-165 Comparing the Flood Narratives:
Genesis
,
Atrahasis
, and
Gilgamesh
Unit 3: Ancient Egypt
167-168 Unit 3 Introduction169 The Egyptian Natur170-180 Egyptian Gods and Goddesses181-183 Egyptian Creation Stories183-186
The History of Creation
 186-188 Alternate Stories of Creation
 
188-194
The Destruction of Mankind 
195-197
 Isis and the Name of Ra
198-199 Horus and the Eye of Horus200-245
Osiris, Isis, and Horus
246-275
The Journey to the Duat 
276 Egyptian Folk Tales276-279
The Story of the Shipwrecked Sailor
 280-285
The Book of Thoth
 286-287
The Story of the Green Jewel 
 287-288
The Wax Crocodile
 288-291
The Tale of the Doomed Prince
 291-298
The Tale of the Two Brothers
 298-299
Genesis
39300-311 Literary Parallels to
Genesis
1-3
 
 
Table of Contents
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Unit 4: The Far East
313 Western vs. Eastern Thinking314-318 An Introduction to Eastern Philosophies319 The Vinegar Tasters320-321 Taoism322-325 Voices of Taoism326 Confucianism327-330 Voices of Confucianism331 Buddhism332-334 The Story of the Buddha335-338 Voices of Buddhism339-340 Identifying Eastern Voices in Poetry341-345 Interpretations of Chinese Poetry346-352 Excerpts from
The Tao Te Ching 
of Lao Tzu352-368 Excerpts from
The Analects
of Confucius368-380 Excerpts from
The Dhammapada
of Buddha381-382 Hinduism383-385 The Avatars of Vishnu386-403 R
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The Ramayana
404-426
The Bhagavad-Gita
 427
The Bhagavad-Gita
: Triad of Nature’s Qualities428-430 R
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:
Siddhartha
 
 Appendix
 
Reading Guides:
The Power of Myth 
 
431-435 Chapter 1: “Myth and the Modern World”436-439 Chapter 2: “The Journey Inward”440-442 Chapter 3: “The First Storytellers”443-446 Chapter 4: “Sacrifice and Bliss”447-452 Chapter 5: “The Hero’s Adventure”453-455 Chapter 6: “The Gift of the Goddess”456-460 Chapter 7: “Tales of Love and Marriage”461-464 Chapter 8: “Masks of Eternity”
REFERENCES
 
465-467 General References468 Special Acknowledgement

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