Tricksters of Africa

Tricksters of Africa

Lecture 28 of 60

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This Lecture: From Anansi the Trickster spider to Norse Loki and Japanese Susa-no-wo, the archetype of the Trickster has resonated in storytelling worldwide. Tricksters in African myth are unrepentant troublemakers who are skilled at deception. Often humorous, they can be seen as representing basic human drives and weaknesses that explain calamities and injustices. The Course: The deep-seated origins and wide-reaching lessons of ancient myths built the foundation for our modern legacies. Discover the mythologies of Europe, the Americas, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. Learn what makes these stories so important, distinctive, and able to withstand the test of time. All Lectures: 1. The Titans in Greek Mythology 2. Complex Goddesses: Athena, Aphrodite, Hera 3. Gods and Humanity in Greek Thought 4. Herakles and the Greek Hero 5. Odysseus, Master of Schemes 6. The Golden Fleece and the Hero's Return 7. Romulus, Remus, and Rome's Origins 8. Roman Heroes and Traitors 9. The Mother Goddess in Rome and Beyond 10. The Dagda's Harp and Other Celtic Myths 11. Norse Tales of Odin and Thor 12. Hammers, Rings, and Other Norse Magic 13. The World's Oldest Myth: Gilgamesh 14. The Babylonian Creation Story 15. Chaos and Order in Egypt 16. Horus, Osiris, and Ra 17. Myths of the Pharaohs 18. The Book of Job 19. The Great Indian Epics 20. The Bhagavad Gita 21. Stories of the Buddha 22. Persia's Book of Kings 23. One Thousand and One Nights 24. Tales of Flood and Fire 25. The Beauty of African Mythology 26. African Creation Stories 27. African Religious Cosmology 28. Tricksters of Africa 29. Africa's Gods and Humanity 30. Close Encounters with African Divinities 31. Culture Heroes of African Myth 32. The African Morality Tale 33. The Dausi and African Epics 34. 3The Epic of Bakaridjan Kone 35. Death and the Afterlife in African Myth 36. African Heroes in the Underworld 37. Culture and Cosmos in Chinese Mythology 38. Chinese Heroes, Kings, and Destroyers 39. Peasant Folktales and Chinese Scholarship 40. Spirits and Syncretism in Korean Myth 41. Korea's Warring Kingdoms and Flying Dragons 42. Japanese Tales of Purity and Defilement 43. Gods, Rice, and the Japanese State 44. Nature Gods and Tricksters of Polynesia 45. Creation and Misbehavior in Micronesia 46. Melanesian Myths of Life and Cannibalism 47. Origins in Indonesia and the Philippines 48. Aboriginal and Colonial Myths of Australia 49. Nature in Native American Myth 50. Inuit and Northern Forest Mythology 51. Tales and Rituals of the Iroquois League 52. Southeast Amerindian Origin Stories 53. Mythology of the Plains Peoples 54. Amerindian Tales from the Northwest 55. The Navajo Emergence Myth 56. Stories of the Pueblo 57. Native American Tricksters 58. The Maya and the Popol Vuh 59. Aztec Myth Meets Hernǹ Cortš 60. Inca Myth as Imperial Mandate
Publisher: [United States]: The Great Courses, 2015.
Edition: Unabridged.
Branch Call Number: eAudiobook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (30 min.)) : digital.
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