Monthly Archives: January 2016

Thursday 4 February: Heaven on Earth, or Earth Made Heavenly?

This week, Mikael Bang introduces a discussion of the afterlife in Judaism. The concept of the afterlife permeates Jewish texts, and yet is veiled. There is a belief in “the world to come” [olam ha-ba]. Its meaning, however, has been … Continue reading

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Dreams of Eland: San Myth and Rock Art

  Jeremy Solnick introduces a discussion of the dreams of eland as represented in rock paintings by the Southern San who inhabited the Drakensberg and Maluti mountains in Africa. The eland features prominently in San myth and was felt to … Continue reading

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Thursday 21 January: Osiris: Egyptian God of the Afterlife

The Myth Reading Group returns this term with the theme of “Afterlives”. Our opening session, introduced by Dr. Leon Burnett, will be on Osiris. In his lifetime, according to myth, Osiris was responsible for introducing civilization and agriculture to Egypt … Continue reading

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Afterlives: Call for Proposals

The Myth Reading Group returns this term with the theme of “Afterlives”, understood both in relation to myths of the underworld and of crossings between realms, and as the afterlives of myths and texts from ancient times to the present. … Continue reading

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