Classical Religions & Myths of the Mediterranean Basin

Classical Religions & Myths of the Mediterranean Basin

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After the Ice Age, hunting and foraging communities evolved to a more settled, agricultural life; belief in savage animal spirits was replaced by a belief in domesticated spirits. With the invention of cuneiform and other writing systems, mythological epics emerged to explain the origins of life and the causes of death and earthly suffering. Sumeria, Persia, and Egypt were early centers for these developments. Egyptians were typically obsessed with the afterlife, emphasizing pyramids, mummies, hieroglyphs, spells, prayers, and myths (such as the death and resurrection of Isis). The sea-going Phoenicians spread their alphabet and religion around the Mediterranean, and their gods (El, Baal) especially influenced the Hebrews. When the Indo-Europeans (ancestors of the Greeks, Romans, and others) expanded beyond central Asia, these wa00765nim 2200253 a 45L0001001800000003000600018005001700024008004100041020001500082020002100097090001700118100002400135245007200159260004700231300003400278500003200312500001600344511002900360650001800389650003000407650002100437651003200458700002100490INNISFILb10077405OSTRO20030826102758.0001117p19961996caunnn f eng u 0736634665 0451197747 (Pbk) TB FIC Mitch1 Mitchard, Jacquelyn14 The deep end of the ocean [sound recording] / Jacquelyn Mitchard. Newport Beach CA : Books on Tape, p1996. 11 sound cassettes (990 min.) Information from container. Unabridged.0 Read by Frances Cassidy. 0 Talking books 0 Missing children Fiction 0 Domestic fiction 0 Chicago (Illinois) Fiction1 Cassidy, Frances
Publisher: [Ashland, Or.] : Knowledge Products : Blackstone Audiobooks ; [Boulder, Colo. : Made available electronically by] NetLibrary, 2007
ISBN: 9780786164790
Characteristics: 1 sound file (3 hr.) : digital, wma file


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