Instead, a study of the African American vernacular tradition framed by the hermeneutics of African cosmogony
would contribute greater resonance in the inquiry of Wilson texts, revealing the ancient Blood Song that resides deep in the recesses of memory.
derives the creator God Atum from Nu(n), the inert waters of later faiths, as does the Memphite theology.
Hine-Titama represents a manifestation of the female element in a Maori cosmogony
that considers this element an indispensable part of human existence.
As to the first reason, I find no merit at all, for example, in recent attempts to invoke the Big Bang cosmogony
as a basis for divine creation of the universe.
Thornhill places this work in the context of medieval Shinto, in particular the cosmogony
of the division of heaven and earth, the associative thinking "used to erect a self-evident universe of correlative truth" (p.
His new work follows in the furrows traced in his dissertation, published as Jewish Lore in Manichaean Cosmogony
: Studies in the Book of Giants Traditions (Cincinati: Hebrew Union College Press, 1992).
Later imitators brought an egg into this cosmogony
,(5) but the egg was still the source and not the product of a personal creator.
As a medievalist reviewing a work of classical history I have to rely on Garland for further details of the intellectual context of his book: earlier studies on the monstrous in classical cosmogony
, myth, ethnography, medicine and art.
What it does share with more typical examples of the sci-fi genre, however, is a cosmogony
which rejects the Judeo-Christian understanding of the universe, if not the very existence of God.
Even the generally conservative Pope John Paul II describes the Bible account thus: "Cosmogony
itself speaks to us of the origins of the universe and its makeup, not in order to provide us with a scientific treatise, but in order to state the correct relationship of man with God and the universe.
of Philolaus begins with the construction of the central fire, the Pythagorean hearth of the universe.
Traditionally, interpretation of this episode has focused on Ovid's variety of philosophy rather than on his use of poetic models.(1) While criticism of late has begun to redress the balance by recontex-tualizing the cosmogony
in the traditions of poetry, Ovid's self-conscious choice of a "creationist" account has still not been fully understood in relation to its poetic antecedents.
Diedrich Knickerbocker, the putative narrator, begins with a mock-pedantic cosmogony
and proceeds to a history of New Netherlands, often ignoring or altering facts.
Fantasy plays tend to pose the audience problems about their fantasies, and in the Birds, discussed in terms of foundation myths and cosmogony
, Nephelococcygia has graver faults than Athens and is by no means a solution of the problems it is supposed to resolve.
The latter, Mircea Eliade has dubbed the 'paradigmatic acts', and these are nothing less than the acts of the gods as they moved about their work during the creation or cosmogony
. These labyrinthine cosmogonic connections with drama I would hope to return to in a subsequent paper, when a closer look at Lamarque's significant query about the 'internal reference' of a character within a story would be due.