Myth and Meaning: San-Bushman Folklore in Global Context by J. D. Lewis-Williams

By J. D. Lewis-Williams

J.D. Lewis-Williams, one of many best South African archaeologists and ethnographers, excavates that means from the advanced mythological tales of the San-Bushmen to create a bigger thought of ways fable is utilized in tradition. He extracts their “nuggets,” the far-reaching yet usually unstated phrases and ideas of language and knowing which are opaque to outsiders, to set up a extra nuanced thought of the position of those myths within the thought-world and social conditions of the San. The publication -draws from the original nineteenth century Bleek/Lloyd information, newer ethnographic paintings, and San rock art;-includes famous San tales similar to The damaged String, Mantis goals, and production of the Eland;-extrapolates from our realizing of San mythology right into a higher version of the way humans create that means from myth.

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