Leo Frobenius's African Genesis: Folk Tales and Myths of Africa PDF

By Leo Frobenius

An eminent German explorer, ethnologist, and authority on prehistoric artwork, Leo Frobenius (1873‒1938) startled the area of anthropology along with his thought of "continuity of cultures" — presenting, for example, a hyperlink among Egyptian spiritual symbols and preexisting African mythology. during his anthropological fieldwork, Frobenius and different individuals of his expeditions gathered an abundance of actual African folklore. This quantity offers a wealthy collection of those interesting stories, fables, and legends.
Stories diversity from the Kabyl legends of the early Berbers and ballads of the Fulbe bards of Sahel within the southern Sahara to the comically exaggerated inconceivable stories of the Mande in Sudan and the fascinating construction myths of the Wahungwe of Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe). The thematic diversifications within the stories correspond with their narrators' different geographical and cultural backgrounds.
Recounted with enticing simplicity and directness, those often fun, occasionally weird and wonderful tales are illustrated with variations of prehistoric rock work and pix of twentieth-century Africans. Of sizeable price to scholars of African tradition, this ebook also will entice the numerous dedicated readers of folklore and mythology.

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And so He was! For the LORD thy God is a consuming fire, even a jealous God. Deut 4:24 For our God is a consuming fire. Heb 12:29 4. It was accepted by all that man was bound to a life on Earth, but the sky was the abode of God's Sun. He resides "up there" in . " 5. Ancient man saw in his male offspring his own image and likeness, and his own existence as a father was proved by the person of his son. It was assumed that "God's Sun" was but a visible representative of the unseen Creator in heaven.

If Christ be not risen, then our preaching is in vain, and your faith is also in vain. Yea, and we are found false witnesses of God... " I Cor 15:14-15, & 17 Well let's closely examine the original, conceptual foundations of the faith, and then decide. But in order to do that, we must go back not 2000 years to the birth of Christ, but 10 to 15,000 years to the birth of modern man. For when one seeks to establish foundations, one must begin at the beginning. Many thousands of years ago in what we refer to as the "primordial world" of the ancients, human life was a far different experience to that which we enjoy today.

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