Myth and Reality

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Waveland Press, Jun 22, 1998 - Social Science - 204 pages

An informative guide to the modern mythologies! This classic study, translated from the original French, deals primarily with societies around the world in which myth isor was until very recentlyliving, in the sense that it supplies models for human behavior and, by that very fact, gives meaning and value to life. The author believes that understanding the structure and function of myths in these traditional societies serves to clarify a stage in the history of human thought: myths reveal that the World, man, and life have a supernatural origin and history, and that this history is significant, precious, and exemplary.

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Eliade's work is so heavily unfounded and outdated, this book is interesting but the theories are so irrelevant and inaccurate.

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