Mother Earth, Father Sky (Native American Myth and Mankind)

by Tom Lowenstein

Hardcover, 2005

Status

Available

Local notes

398.2 Low

Barcode

3842

Publication

Barnes & Noble (2005), Edition: English Language, Hardcover

Description

A dramatic series that captures, culture by culture, the information that never makes it into the history books: strange stories, mystic rites, angry gods, vision quests.

Language

Physical description

10.8 inches

User reviews

LibraryThing member hailelib
Almost as much space is devoted to the photos and other illustrations as to the text and I spent nearly as much time poring over them as reading. This book would make a great introduction to North American Indian myth and religion just because of the great illustrations. The text organization leads
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to a bit of repetition but not enough to bother me and I really enjoyed this beautiful volume. While much of the material had been covered in other reading I've done over the last two years, I still learned new things from both the authors and the choice of pictures and would recommend the book, especially for those unfamiliar with Indian lore and customs.
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LibraryThing member ruric
Lots of photos, line drawings, sketches of objects and sacred places.

Bulk of text is engaging retelling of the main myths.

Book divided into six sections: The Indian World, Earthdivers and Creators, The Spiritual Cosmos, Keepers of Order, Web of Ceremony, Native American Legacy.

Rating

½ (12 ratings; 3.5)
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