Creation and Procreation: Feminist Reflections on Mythologies of Cosmogony and Parturition
After an introduction on traditional studies of cosmogenic myths, Weigle (American studies and anthropology, U. of New Mexico) explores numerous examples from various Native American, Judeo-Christian, and classical mythologies showing conception, gestation, and childbirth as symbolic acts. An anthology of annotated texts is appended. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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