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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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Tuesday 31 January: Reflections on the Underworld

Myth Reading Group Tuesday 31 January 2012 5 – 6 p.m. Room 5B.330 (New room this term) An open discussion of the topic to date. See below for previous weeks’ texts (Inanna, Persephone, Baal) Myths from other cultures are welcome!

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Tuesday 24 January: Baal’s Journey to the Underworld

Myth Reading Group Tuesday 24 January 2012 5 – 6 p.m. Room 5B.330 (New room this term) The text: Baal and Mot (excerpt from J. C. L. Gibson, ed., Canaanite Myths And Legends, 1977) [link expired]

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Tuesday 17 January: Persephone – Extraordinary Renditions: To Hell and Back

Myth Reading Group Tuesday 17 January 2012 5 – 6 p.m. Room 5B.330 — NOTE CHANGE OF ROOM We have three principal texts for this week… 01 Introduction by Leon Burnett (to be read first) 02 Mandel’shtam’s Persephone Poems (‘I … Continue reading

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Spring Term 2012

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