Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
Size: 72.53 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
Languages : en
Pages : 144
Examines the myths and beliefs of Sub-Saharan Africa.
Examines the myths and beliefs of Sub-Saharan Africa.
Includes eight tales from the Ashanti and Hausa cultures of Ghana and Nigeria, describing the origins of different animals and peoples, and teaching youngsters about proper conduct
A collection of thirty-four tales from all areas of Africa south of the Sahara.
Retells myths and legends which represent ancient African cultures, especially the Alur, Ashanti, Chaga, Dogon, Fon, Khoi, and Yoruba.
This book tells stories about many strange characters like witches, witchdoctors, mediums, diviners, mystics, ghosts, ogres, mermen and mermaids, human beings who claim to be able to change into wild animals, wild animlas possessed by strange wisdom or spirits. Here are the myths of the mountains, the rivers, waterfalls and forests; the wonderful dreams of many people whose minds have groped in the dark in search of a tiny light to illuminate the immensity of space and the baffling riddles of the universe.
Teachers are continually looking for materials that will enhance their studies of cultures around the world. With this new book, author, Tony Fredericks and illustrator, Bongaman, present readers theatre scripts based on traditional African folklore. Plays are organized by area and identified by country. Included are tales from Algeria to Zambia and all areas in between. This title contains background information for teachers on each African country included as well as instruction and presentation suggestions. The rationale and role of readers theatre in literacy instruction is discussed and additional resources for extending studies of African folklore are included. Grades 4-8.
The world's myths are filled with characters, creatures, and stories that have fascinated people for thousands of years. This series mixes dramatic retellings and non-fiction information to give a full picture of a culture's myths. This book explores the.
Are you interested in studying African mythology and want to learn about the African people's diverse cultures, beliefs, and concepts? And are you looking for a captivating collection of myths from different African countries? If your answer is YES, read on... You Are About To Uncover The Secrets Of The Legends, Heroes, And Myths Of Ancient Africa - Way Before Civilization! The African continent is made up of 54 countries with over 3000 cultures. Each of these cultures has its own story to tell. Some of the stories originate from the secret beliefs of the native people, while others are influenced by cultures that came to settle in the region. In ancient Africa, myths helped people try to make sense of the world around them. There are different types of African myths; some try to explain the origin of things; others speak of heroes who had supernatural abilities, and other stories are told to caution the people and show them how to behave well. The people told and retold these stories through different generations until they came to be held as the truth. The fact that you are reading this means that you are interested in finding out more about this rich blend of African myths and you are probably wondering... How do myths impact culture? Are some of these myths true? What are some of the most popular African myths? If you are asking yourself these and other questions, then this book is for you, so carry on reading. This book provides clear, easy-to understand answers to all of these questions. This book focuses on some of the most popular African myths and reveals how they have shaped the culture and values of the respective communities. You will also get to know their history and what they really mean. In detail you will learn about: What African mythology entails Some of the different African gods and goddesses Some of the famous African heroes and legends The influence of colonialism on African culture and how Africa was before the colonial era And much more... African mythology is very complex and intricate. Some of the principles behind the mythological beliefs were intertwined with real events. This book will unravel all this ideology and give you a true insight into African Mythology. Even if you've never been interested in mythology but you are curious to know about other people, this book is for you! Get started on this amazing journey now. Scroll up and click Buy Now With 1-Click or Buy Now to get started!
As you study the African myths, legends, and folklore through this guide, you will find that there are so many gods and goddesses, and so many different versions of certain stories, that it will blow your mind. The intricate myths in this book have been lined up and collected to help you understand some of the earliest, most ancient beliefs from those living on the African continent. Some have been influential in our day, and some have been completely forgotten except for vague traditions that have been passed on from one generation to the next.Read about the creation of the universe, plants, animals, and finally, the woman first and the man second (how ironic). You'll find out what significance a tortoise made in one particular African myth, why and how the sex goddess was worshipped and feared, which historical and cultural facts helped the Africans believe in these things, and how some of these customs have been introduced in our modern-day culture.Begin today and find out more about these fascinating facts and myths!