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Title: Alpha: The Myths of Creation
Author: Long, Charles H
Publisher: Oxford University Press; Publication Date: 1982
Paperback; ISBN: 9780891306047
Volumes: 1; Pages: 287
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After discussing the nature of religion, mythic and scientific modes of thinking and the general character of creation myths, Charles Long interprets five major types of such myths: creation from nothing, emergence myths, world-parent myths, creation from Chaos and from the cosmic egg, and earth-diver myths. Original texts of creation myths from a wide range of cultures offer insights into the authentic ways of mythic thinking and expression.