During this wonderful remodeling of Lewis Spence's seminal Myths and Legends of the North American Indians, Jon E. Lewis places the paintings in context with an in depth new introductory essay and extra remark through the ebook at the heritage of local americans, their language and way of life, tradition and religion/mythology. He comprises examples of myths from tribes passed over through Spence, a consultant to tribes and their myths through zone, a simple Lakota (Sioux) word list, publications to key pronunciations and a bibliography.
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The cult of Athene went back to the Cretan civilization, which predated that of classical GREECE by about 1,500 years. In CRETE and MYCENAE she was an earth goddess. However, the Athenians firmly claimed her as their own, and dedicated the Parthenon, the temple on the Acropolis in Athens, to her. Athens acknowledged Athene as the ancestor of their first king, ERICHTHONIUS (1). Athene appears in innumerable myths, but none better displays her unique intellectual qualities than her role in the ODYSSEY as the constant friend and adviser of the clever and imaginative ODYSSEUS.
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In turn, the god entrusted him with the education of ASCLEPIUS, god of healing, and the heroes JASON and ACHILLES. HERACLES inadvertently wounded Chiron during a brawl with the centaurs, who were mostly wild and unruly. Heracles rushed to the side of Chiron but there was nothing either he or Chiron could do, for the arrow of Heracles had been dipped in the poisoned blood of HYDRA, the many-headed water serpent. Since Chiron was immortal, he was doomed to suffer eternal pain. ZEUS solved the dilemma by allowing Chiron to confer his immortality on PROMETHEUS in return for the peace of dying.