George E. Lankford is Professor Emeritus at Lyon College where he served as endowed professor and chair of Social Sciences.
George E. He has authored numerous books and articles, including Looking for Lost Lore: Studies in Folklore, Ethnology, and Iconography.
The ogist, George Lankford, demonstrates what can be learned from oral constellation myths transcribed into written texts collected since the seventeenth century among the native tribes of eastern North America. Like ceramic designs, myths exhibit historical aspects that can be discerned, as they change through time to suit the needs of the societies through which they have been transmitted. To the question, Are there different astronomical traditions as defined via use of constellations?, Lankford responds with a convincing 'yes.
According to many authors, including Claude Lévi-Strauss (1971a) and George E. Lankford (2007), beliefs surrounding this constellation are particularly likely to be rooted in a very early period.
Read unlimited books and audiobooks on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android. Guided by the night sky and its constellations, they created oral traditions, or myths, that contained their wisdom and which they used to pass on to succeeding generations their particular world view.
by George E. Lankford.
THE UNIV ERSITY OF A L ABA MA PRESS Tuscaloosa
THE UNIV ERSITY OF A L ABA MA PRESS Tuscaloosa. Lankford, F. Kent Reilly, James F. Garber - Visualizing the Sacred: Cosmic Visions, Regionalism, and the Art of the Mississippian World (Linda Schele Series in Maya and Pre-Columbian Studies).
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