16 de maio de 2008
African Mythology - Miltologia Africana Parrinder Geoffrey.
autor: Parrinder Geoffrey
título: African Mythology - Miltologia Africana Parrinder Geoffrey.
editora: Paul Hamlyn Publishing House
Comentários: bom estado, capa dura, com sobre capa original, muito ilustrado, saiba mais.; The myths of the peoples to the south of the Sahara. The vast continent of Africa contains many different bodies of myth, deriving from its widely varioius peoples, social structures and physical environments. The variety is striking, so are the resemblances, and in this book Geoffrey Parrinder gives a full account of the black Africans thoughts about their lives and beliefs. He then retells the stories themselves, stories that are fascinating for both the strangeness of the environment and the familiarity if man. Text is fully illustrated with artefacts, african art and paintings related to the myths. 144pp. ... Com indice, bibliografia e agradecimentos.
Algumas Ilustrações, colour plates:
Mponwe female ancestor mask;
Royal calabash from Cameroun;
Ibo gold anklets;
Kuduo box from Ashanti;
Yoruba painted dance mask;
Yoruba painted bowl. Symbol of life and eternity;
Temple of Shango, Ibadan;
Yoruba ancestor cult mask;
Senufo bird figure.Ancestor cult;
Luba carved headrest. Male-female motif;
Alguns tópicos de que trata a obra:
God Leaves the World;
The first Men;
The origins of Death;
Secret Societies and ancestors;
Legends of old Africa;
Oracles and Divination;
Witches and Monsters;
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