Chapter abstracts are short descriptions of events that occur in each chapter. They highlight major plot events and detail the important relationships and characteristics of characters and objects. The Chapter Abstracts can be used to review what the students have read, or to prepare the students for what they will read. Hand the abstracts out in class as a study guide, or use them as a "key" for a class discussion. They are relatively brief, but can serve to be an excellent refresher of the text for either a student or teacher.
Part I: Chapters 1-5 Abstract
* Cosmic myths explain a culture's idea of universal order.
Part II: Chapters 1-3 Abstract
* Cosmogonies typically consist of stories of creation, the great flood, the afterlife, the Fall and Revelation, or the end of the world.
Part III: Chapters 1-4 Abstract
* Leeming says that cosmogonies are essentially female, because they are...
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