Related Topics

The World of Myth Setting & Symbolism

David Adams Leeming
This Study Guide consists of approximately 25 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of The World of Myth.
This section contains 588 words
(approx. 2 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy The World of Myth Study Guide

The Earth plays a significant role in all the myths addressed in "The World of Myth: An Anthology" by David Adams Lemming. The Earth is seen as the greatest creation of the creator of the universe, regardless of the culture's concept of the Supreme Being(s).

In many myths, the Earth is seen as the feminine creative principle, personified as Mother Earth, the Great Mother, or one of many other similar incarnations. It is a widely-held belief that the Earth is the Mother of all Creation, while the Sky is the Father. Through the use of various metaphors, the Mother and Father procreate, either spiritually or in a sense related to the physical.

There are many references to the feminine principle in regards to the birth of humankind, including creation of the lesser gods as well as some noteworthy mortals. The Earth is also seen as the...

(read more from the Objects/Places section)

This section contains 588 words
(approx. 2 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy The World of Myth Study Guide
Copyrights
BookRags
The World of Myth from BookRags. (c)2014 BookRags, Inc. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook