Megaliths Myths and Men

Megaliths  Myths and Men

Whereas the Egyptian pyramids are Megalithic structures, the contemporaneous Babylonian ziggurats are not, since they are constructed of man-made brick. For this reason the term Megalithic may sometimes be confusing in its astronomical ...

Author: Peter Lancaster Brown

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486156958

Category: Science

Page: 328

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Fascinating study of early astronomical knowledge through the interpretation of such ancient monuments as Stonehenge, Carnac, other megalithic sites. Over 140 photos, maps, illustrations. "Fascinating."— Publishers Weekly.
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Megaliths Myths and Men

Megaliths  Myths  and Men

Author: Peter H. Brown

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

ISBN: 0060905786

Category: Archaeoastronomy

Page: 324

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Categories: Archaeoastronomy

Early Man and the Cosmos

Early Man and the Cosmos

Megaliths , Myths and Men . Blandford , Poole , Dorset , and Taplinger , New York . Burl , A. 1976. The Stone Circles of the British Isles . Yale University Press , New Haven . 1980. “ Science or Symbolism : Problems of Archaeo ...

Author: Evan Hadingham

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 0806119195

Category: Social Science

Page: 271

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An examination of ancient astronomy looks at the myths and beliefs about the heavens that influenced everyday life in these primitive cultures
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New Scientist

New Scientist

Megaliths, myths and men by Peter Lancaster Brown Blandford Press, £4 . 75 The scientific investigation of astronomy in prehistoric times has made a considerable impact on our knowledge of the intellectual achievements of primitive ...

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New Scientist magazine was launched in 1956 "for all those men and women who are interested in scientific discovery, and in its industrial, commercial and social consequences". The brand's mission is no different today - for its consumers, New Scientist reports, explores and interprets the results of human endeavour set in the context of society and culture.
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Primitive Man as Philosopher

Primitive Man as Philosopher

( 26862-4 ) MEGALITHS , MYTHS AND MEN : AN INTRODUCTION TO ASTRO - ARCHAEOLOGY , Peter Lancaster Brown . ( 41145-1 ) DWELLERS ON THE NILE , E. A. Wallis Budge . ( 23501-7 ) LETTERS AND NOTES ON THE MANNERS , CUSTOMS AND CONDITIONS OF ...

Author: Paul Radin

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486424952

Category: Social Science

Page: 512

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Classic of anthropology explores belief systems of Winnebago, Oglala Sioux, Maori, Banda, Batak, Tahitian and Hawaiian, Zuni, and Ewe. Fascinating topics include purpose of life, marriage, freedom of thought, death, nature of reality, and other concepts. The author allows his subjects to speak for themselves by quoting extensively from interviews.
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Myths of the Norsemen

Myths of the Norsemen

( 26862-4 ) MEGALITHS , MYTHS AND MEN : AN INTRODUCTION TO ASTRO - ARCHAEOLOGY , Peter Lancaster Brown . ( 41145-1 ) DWELLERS ON THE NILE , E. A. Wallis Budge . ( 23501-7 ) LETTERS AND NOTES ON THE MANNERS , CUSTOMS AND CONDITIONS OF ...

Author: H. A. Guerber

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486273482

Category: Social Science

Page: 396

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Reliable versions of age-old Germanic and Scandinavian myths that have helped shape Western culture. Creation of world, deeds of gods and heroes such as Odin and Thor, machinations of Loki, more.
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Myths and Legends of the Australian Aborigines

Myths and Legends of the Australian Aborigines

( 26862-4 ) MEGALITHS , MYTHS AND MEN : AN INTRODUCTION TO ASTRO - ARCHAEOLOGY , Peter Lancaster Brown . ( 41145-1 ) DWELLERS ON THE NILE , E. A. Wallis Budge . ( 23501-7 ) LETTERS AND NOTES ON THE MANNERS , CUSTOMS AND CONDITIONS OF ...

Author: W. Ramsay Smith

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486427099

Category: Social Science

Page: 355

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For many of their campfire tales, the aboriginal people of Australia looked to the skies, where they found a twinkling text of morals and stories within their own version of the zodiac. Today, the starry birds, fishes, and dancing men that provided a backdrop to life Down Under for thousands of years have found a new popularity beyond Australia. With this colorful compilation of oral traditions, readers can savor the tales as they were told by their aboriginal narrators. Footnotes throughout the text clarify occasional obscurities, providing background on aboriginal life and customs as the need for explanation arises. For the most part, however, the author allows the myths to speak for themselves, without any attempt to support or disprove anthropological theories. The myths range in nature and tone from reverent recountings of the origins of the world and human life, to legends about the roots of religious and social customs, to fanciful and humorous animal fables. Unabridged republication of Myths and Legends of the Australian Aboriginals, Ballantyne Press-Spottiswoode, Ballantyne & Co. Ltd., London, n.d., ca. 1930. Index. 63 black-and-white illustrations.
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Masai Myths Tales and Riddles

Masai Myths  Tales and Riddles

( 26862-4 ) MEGALITHS , MYTHS AND MEN : AN INTRODUCTION TO ASTRO - ARCHAEOLOGY , Peter Lancaster Brown . ( 41145-1 ) DWELLERS ON THE NILE , E. A. Wallis Budge . ( 23501-7 ) LETTERS AND NOTES ON THE MANNERS , CUSTOMS AND CONDITIONS OF ...

Author: Alfred C. Hollis

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486431991

Category: Social Science

Page: 116

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These enchanting talesnbsp;from thenbsp;Masai of East Africa describenbsp;worlds of warriors and devils, monkeys and hyenas, earthquakes and comets — magical realms, in which everyday life takes on supernatural elements.nbsp; For the past hundred years, this volume has served as an authoritative source for studies of Masai culture.
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A Handbook of Norse Mythology

A Handbook of Norse Mythology

( 26862-4 ) MEGALITHS , MYTHS AND MEN : AN INTRODUCTION TO ASTRO - ARCHAEOLOGY , Peter Lancaster Brown . ( 41145-1 ) DWELLERS ON THE NILE , E. A. Wallis Budge . ( 23501-7 ) LETTERS AND NOTES ON THE MANNERS , CUSTOMS AND CONDITIONS OF ...

Author: Karl Mortensen

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 048643219X

Category: Social Science

Page: 115

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First published in 1898, this guide to the primitive lore of Scandinavia recounts the creation of the world from the earliest fog-country and fire-land, the birth of the gods, their ascendancy, and their twilight. It profiles the chief gods and their attendant myths, including the all-wise Odin, father of the gods; hammer-wielding Thor; Baldur, the beautiful and wise; and malicious Loki, the devil of the North. It chronicles forms of worship and religious life, plus the most famous of the hero sagas: the Volsungs, the Helgi sagas; Volund the smith; the Hjathningar, and Beowulf. Unabridged republication of the A. Clinton Crowell translation as published by Thomas Y. Crowell Company, New York, 1913. Index. 21 black-and-white illustrations.
Categories: Social Science

The Cat in Magic and Myth

The Cat in Magic and Myth

( 26862-4 ) MEGALITHS , MYTHS AND MEN : AN INTRODUCTION TO ASTRO - ARCHAEOLOGY , Peter Lancaster Brown . ( 41145-1 ) DWELLERS ON THE NILE , E. A. Wallis Budge . ( 23501-7 ) LETTERS AND NOTES ON THE MANNERS , CUSTOMS AND CONDITIONS OF ...

Author: M. Oldfield Howey

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486431142

Category: Social Science

Page: 254

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The cat has symbolized a host of concepts: good and evil, light and darkness, religion and black magic. This intriguing book traces the history of these fascinating creatures — from vampire and clairvoyant cats to cats in heraldry, as sacrificial objects, and idols of secret sects. Includes 50 black-and-white illustrations.
Categories: Social Science