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In the Beginning: Creation Stories from Around the WorldA thought-provoking collection of twenty-five stories that reflect the wonder and glory of the origins of the world and humankind. With commentary by the author. “A must for mythology shelves.”–Booklist…

Primal Myths: Creation Myths Around the WorldA comprehensive collection of creation stories ranging across widely varying times and cultures, including Ancient Egyptian, African, and Native American….

Creation MythsIn this book, an eminent Jungian psychologist examines the recurring motifs that appear in creation myths from around the world and shows what they teach us about the mysteries of creativity, the cycles of renewal in human life, and the birth of consciousness in the individual psyche….

Myths from Mesopotamia: Creation, the Flood, Gilgamesh, and Others (Oxford World's Classics)The ancient civilization of Mesopotamia thrived between the rivers Tigris and Euphrates over 4,000 years ago. The myths collected here, originally written in cuneiform on clay tablets, include parallels with the biblical stories of the Creation and the Flood, and the famous Epic of Gilgamesh, the tale of a man of great strength, whose heroic quest for immortality is dashed through one moment of weakness.Recent developments in Akkadian grammar and lexicography mean that this new translation–comp…

A Dictionary of Creation Myths (Oxford Paperback Reference S)“God made Heaven, and then, after measuring the space underneath with a ball of thread, he began to form the earth. A mole asked to help, and God gave him the thread to hold while he wove the patterns of the earth. Sometimes the mole would let out too much thread, and finally the earth grew too large for the space under heaven. The mole was so upset that he hid under the earth. God sent the bee to look for him; he wanted the mole’s advice on what to do about the mistake. The bee found the mole a…

Creation Myths of Primitive America In relation to the Religious History and Mental Development of Mankind“God made Heaven, and then, after measuring the space underneath with a ball of thread, he began to form the earth. A mole asked to help, and God gave him the thread to hold while he wove the patterns of the earth. Sometimes the mole would let out too much thread, and finally the earth grew too large for the space under heaven. The mole was so upset that he hid under the earth. God sent the bee to look for him; he wanted the mole’s advice on what to do about the mistake. The bee found the mole a…

Parallel MythsAn entertaining and thought-provoking look at the common threads woven through the world’s greatest myths — and the central role they have played through time….

Jim Henson's The Dark Crystal: Creation Myths Vol. 3The final chapter of Jim Henson’s The Creation Myths Trilogy.BRIAN FROUD, legendary conceptual designer of the beloved Jim Henson fantasy film THE DARK CRYSTAL, returns to the world he helped create in this stunning conclusion of the official prequel to original movie. The world of Thra is shattered. Following the events of The Great Conjunction, the once-powerful Urskeks have been split into two separate beings: the Skeksis and the Mystics. Only Raunip and Aughra know their true origins, but th…

Jim Henson's The Dark Crystal: Creation Myths Vol. 2The Great Conjunction is at hand in this dramatic second volume of Archaia and The Jim Henson Company’s trilogy of prequel graphic novels that tell the origin of The Dark Crystal. Aughra, the beloved guardian of Thra, has gone into hiding, while her son, Raunip, leads a team of emissaries to the Crystal Castle. There they will bear witness as the visiting Urskeks attempt to use the Conjunction to power their voyage home. But pain and mistrust fostered by the group leads to events that will corru…

Jim Henson's The Dark Crystal: Creation Myths Vol. 1Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal Creations Myths available for the first time in paperback!Part one of a three-part graphic novel prequel series delving into the origins of the Skeksis, Mystics, Gelflings, the world of Thra, and The Dark Crystal itself. Spanning a time period from thousands of years ago to right up to the start of the original film, this graphic novel epic will tell the definitive origin of The Dark Crystal, under the supervision of The Jim Henson Company and The Dark Crystal conce…