Myths & legends of the Congo.

  • 218 Pages
  • 1.31 MB
  • English
Heinemann Educational Books , Nairobi
Tales -- Congo (Democratic Republic), Legends -- Congo (Democratic Repu


Congo (Democratic Repu

SeriesAfrican writers series,, 83
LC ClassificationsGR360.C6 K6 1971
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 218 p.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5428708M
ISBN 100435900838
LC Control Number73032096

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Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible : Jan Knappert. Myths and legends are retold by Alli Brydon and beautifully illustrated by Julia Iredale. Myths from Africa include: 'The Creation of the World' from the Kuba people of the Democratic Republic of Congo 'The Tale of the Ghosts and the Flutes' from the Beba people of Cameroon 'Anansi and the Box of Stories' from the Ashanti people of present-day.

Meet gods and goddesses, serpents, coyotes, talking fish and clever spiders, and discover different versions of how the world began. This beautifully illustrated book features vibrant myths and epic legends told in countries around the world. A new photo book offers an intimate glimpse into the lives of people who live in the Congo Basin.

"Congo Tales: Told by the People of Mbomo" tells 24 different myths. stories from Notes on the Folklore of the Fjort were collected in the late 19th century by R. Dennett who spent four decades in Africa as a trader. He was also a member of the Congo Reform Association, protesting the British colonial treatment of the Congolese.

The stories he collected during his years in the Congo provide important evidence about "fetishes," which are both. Myths and Legends of the World Get ready to travel through time and place with 21 dazzling stories. Meet gods and goddesses, move among talking fish and clever spiders, and discover different versions of how the world began.

Boldly written and beautifully illustrated, this book features vibrant myths and epic legends told all around the s: Myths of Congo From a simple scenario of the triumphant ousting of one of Africa's most notorious tyrants, Mobutu Sese Seko, by a coalition of the continent's more respected leaders, the war in Congo has become a war of spoils and horrendous brutality The fragmented, shifting alliances of.

Knappert, J. () Myths and Legends of the Congo. Heinemann Educational Books, London. Heinemann Educational Books, London. Knappert, J. () Bantu myths and other tales. Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg.

Myths & Legends of the Celtic Race Alternate Title: Myths and Legends of the Celtic Race Language: English: LoC Class: BL: Philosophy, Psychology, Religion: Religion: General, Miscellaneous and Atheism. By Geoff Wisner. In The Fire of Origins, translated from the French by Lillian Corti and published inthe Congolese writer Emmanuel Dongala has produced not so much a novel as a national creation hero, Mandala Mankunku (who has several other names in the course of the story) is an outsize figure whose life seems to “beat in the same rhythm as the country.”.

Ancient Origins articles related to Congo in the sections of history, archaeology, human origins, unexplained, artifacts, ancient places and myths and legends. (Page of tag Congo). Main Types of Myths and Legends The myths of people living along the Nile and on the fringes of the Sahara, as well as the Bantu around the Niger and Congo Rivers, are generally concerned more with the origins of social institutions such as clans and kingships than with cosmic themes such as.

World Book's series Famous Myths and Legends of the World collects many famous stories from around the world. The stories are written in a creative way to approximate the artistry of the originals and are accompanied by colorful paintings and photographs.

By providing background information on the cultures from which these stories come, the. Forget Hercules for a moment and allow African mythology to blow your mind.

From the freaky show-stoppers that give more chills than the finest Horror movies, to lighter and funny legends passed from time immemorial, Africa has the most diverse stories to tell.

Prepare to be wowed out of your boots by the following larger than life myths. Suggested Books. PARTNERS. Myths & Legends. All over the world there are extraordinary stories—stories that once upon a time were believed to be true but are today limited to the sphere of ancient myths and legends. The question remains, are those myths and legends stories something that existed in the minds of our ancestors, or were they.

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Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg. African folklore tales about animal tricksters often describe how helpless creatures manage to outwit fierce animals.

One of the most important animal tricksters of West African legends is Anansi, who acts on behalf of the sky god, Nyame.

Anansi became the King of All Stories after proving to Nyame that he could trick a jaguar, hornets and a fairy. ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes: Includes index. Description: pages: color illustrations ; 30 cm. Contents: Introduction --Myths of creation, death and the afterlife: Creation myth-the creation of the universe (from the Yoruba people, west Africa) --Creation myth-Obatala creats mankind (from the Yoruba people, west Africa) --Creation myth-Olokun's revenge.

The Bantu beliefs are the system of beliefs and legends of the Bantu people of gh Bantu peoples account for several hundred different ethnic groups, there is a high degree of homogeneity in Bantu cultures and customs, just as in Bantu languages.

The phrase "Bantu mythology" usually refers to the common, recurring themes that are found in all or most Bantu cultures. In some parts, as in the Congo forest country, where there are no hares, the same tales are told of a little antelope, the water chevrotain (Dorcatherium), called by the Congo natives nseshi.

The reason why these two creatures, so small and weak, are made the principal heroes of African folklore seems to be a deep-seated, inarticulate feeling. Myths and Legends of the North American Indians by SPENCE, Lewis. Siena, Paperback. Acceptable.

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If you continue without changing these settings, you consent to this. The ancient myths and legends that have come down to us are seen as no more than the creation of someone’s overworked imagination.

However, many of these seemingly impossible tales do have a grounding in fact. Even bizarre tales of giant wooden horses and bloodsucking vampires may not be as fantastical as we imagine.

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