Myths of the Dog Man
  • Release Date : 07 May 1991
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Categories : Religion
  • Pages : 334 pages
  • ISBN 13 : 9780226895093
  • ISBN 10 : 0226895092
  • Format : PDF, ePUB, KF8, PDB, MOBI, AZW
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Synopsis : Myths of the Dog Man written by David Gordon White, published by University of Chicago Press which was released on 07 May 1991. Download Myths of the Dog Man Books now! Available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. "An impressive and important cross-cultural study that has vast implications for history, religion, anthropology, folklore, and other fields. . . . Remarkably wide-ranging and extremely well-documented, it covers (among much else) the following: medieval Christian legends such as the 14th-century Ethiopian Gadla Hawaryat (Contendings of the Apostles) that had their roots in Parthian Gnosticism and Manichaeism; dog-stars (especially Sirius), dog-days, and canine psychopomps in the ancient and Hellenistic world; the cynocephalic hordes of the ancient geographers; the legend of Prester John; Visvamitra and the Svapacas ("Dog-Cookers"); the Dog Rong ("warlike barbarians") during the Xia, Shang, and Zhou periods; the nochoy ghajar (Mongolian for "Dog Country") of the Khitans; the Panju myth of the Southern Man and Yao "barbarians" from chapter 116 of the History of the Latter Han and variants in a series of later texts; and the importance of dogs in ancient Chinese burial rites. . . . Extremely well-researched and highly significant."—Victor H. Mair, Asian Folklore Studies

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