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Parallel Myths Parallel Myths Parallel Myths Parallel Myths Parallel Myths
Parallel Myths Parallel Myths Parallel Myths Parallel Myths Parallel Myths
Parallel Myths Parallel Myths Parallel Myths Parallel Myths Parallel Myths
Parallel Myths Parallel Myths Parallel Myths Parallel Myths Parallel Myths
Parallel Myths Parallel Myths Parallel Myths Parallel Myths Parallel Myths
 
An Introduction
 
What is Myth?
Language and Myth
Time and Myth
History and Myth
The Civic Myth
Morality and Myth
The Sense of the Sacred
 
 
The Cast of Characters
 
The Greek and Roman Pantheon
The Norse Pantheon
The Gods of India
The Egyptian Pantheon
The Hawaiian Pantheon
The Aztec Pantheon
 
 
Beginnings – The Creation Myths
 
Creation Myths of India
The Creation Myth of Iran
The Norse Creation Myth
The Greek Creation Myth
Creation Myths of Africa
Creation Myths of Egypt
The Creation Myth of Finland
The Chinese Creation Myth
The Creation Myth of Japan
The Polynesian Creation Myths
Creation Myths of the Americas
The Babylonian Creation Myth
  The Biblical Creation Stories
The Earliest Times The Talmudic Creation Story
  “The Creation” by James Weldon Johnson
The Biblical Fall Some Notes on the Creation Myths
The Talmudic Fall  
The Story of Poia (Blackfoot Indian)  
The Four Ages of Man ( India) Four Parallel Stories
The Five Ages of Man ( Greece)  
The Five Suns (Aztec) The Story of Two Brothers (Blackfoot Indian)
The Five Worlds (Navajo)
The Story of Two Brothers ( Egypt)
Native American Myths of Emergence
Bellerophon ( Greece)
Three Stories of Maui the Trickster ( Polynesia)
Joseph and Potiphar’s Wife (Genesis 39)
Prometheus and Epimetheus ( Greece)
The Origin of Medicine (Cherokee)  
Murile and the Moonchief ( Kenya) Some Brief Myths of the Hero
The Human Race is Saved (Iroquois)
  The Story of Siegfried (Norse/Germany)
 
Theseus ( Greece)
The Flood Myths
Hiawatha Tarenyawagon (Iroquois)
 
The Myth of Sisyphus ( Greece)
The Story of Noah
Manu and the Fish ( India)  
Utnapishtim ( Babylonia) The Journey to the Underworld
The Flood Myth of Hawaii
and the Path of Death
Tata and Nena (Aztec)  
Deucalion ( Greece) Ishtar in the Underworld ( Babylonia)
North American Flood Myths
Marwe in the Underworld ( Kenya)
The Flood Myth of the Incas
Savitri ( India)
The Flood Myth of Egypt
Pare and Hutu ( New Zealand)
 
Sayadio in the Land of the Dead (Iroquois)
 
The Spirit Bride (Algonquin)
Tales of Love
Osiris and Isis ( Egypt)
 
Blue Jay in the Land of the Dead (Chinook)
Greek and Roman Love Myths The Greek and Roman Afterlife
Two Peruvian Love Stories Peruvian Death Myths
Angus Og ( Scotland and Ireland) Socrates on the Greco-Roman Afterlife
Algon and the Sky-Girl (Algonquin) Persian (Zoroastrian) Death Myths
  Nachiketas ( India)
  Jewish Death Myth
Morality Tales from the Myths Tibetan Death Myth
   
Morality Tales from the Mahabharata ( India)  
Anansi the Spider ( West Africa)  
Greek Morality Tales  
   



W O R L D   C R O S S - C U L T U R A L   T A L E S

 

  Tale

 Origin

World Tales World Tales World Tales
World Tales World Tales World Tales
World Tales World Tales World Tales
   
Tales of a Parrot India
Dick Whittington England
Don’t Count Your Chickens Spain
The Hawk and the Nightingale Greece
Cecino the Tiny Tuscany
Her Lover’s Heart India
The New Hand United States
The Mastermaid Norway
The Hermit France
The Maiden Wiser than the Tsar Serbia
The Travelling Companion Denmark
The Riddles Turkestan
The Grateful Animals and the
Ungrateful Man
Tibet
The Value of a Treasure Hoard China
Patient Griselda England
How Evil Produces Evil Italy
The Ghoul and the Youth of Ispahan Persia
The Pilgrim from Paradise India
The Blind Ones and the Matter
of the Elephant
Afghanistan
Anpu and Bata Egypt
God Is Stronger Madagascar
The Happiest Man in the World Uzbekistan
The Gorgon’s Head Greece
The Brahmin’s Wife and the Mongoose India
The Magic Bag Morocco
Catherine’s Fate Sicily
The Desolate Island Palestine
Gazelle Horn Tibet
Tom Tit Tot England
The Silent Couple Arabia
Childe Rowland Scotland
The Tale of Mushkil Gusha Middle East
The Food of Paradise Central Asia
Tale Origin
   
The Lamb with the Golden Fleece Europe
The Man with the Wen Japan
The Skilful Brothers Albania
The Algonquin Cinderella Indigenous
  North American
The Kindly Ghost Sudan
The Ass in Pantherskin India
The Water of Life Germany
The Serpent Albania
The Wonderful Lamp Italy
Who Was the Most Generous? England
Cupid and Psyche Italy
The Royal Detectives Egypt
Conflict of the Magicians Wales
False Witnesses Germany
The Cobbler who Became an Astrologer Persia
The Two Travellers China
The Fisherman and His Wife Germany
Impossible Judgement Spain
Hudden and Dudden and Donald O’Neary Ireland
Riquet with the Tuft France
The Lost Camel India
The Beggar and the Gazelle Middle East
The Apple on the Boy’s Head Iceland
The Boots of Hunain Arabia
The Three Caskets England
The Land Where Time Stood Still Romania
The Man Turned into a Mule Spain
The Fox and the Hedgehog Greece
The Bird Maiden Arabia
The Slowest May Win the Race Thailand
The Three Imposters Spain
Occasion Sicily
   

 

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