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Armenian Mythology

Author : Mardiros H. Ananikian
ISBN : 1644393565
Genre : Fiction
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Armenian mythology was strongly influenced by Zoroastrianism, with deities such as Aramazd, Mihr or Anahit, as well as Assyrian traditions, such as Barsamin, but there are fragmentary traces of native traditions, such as Hayk or Vahagn and Astghik. According to De Morgan there are signs which indicate that the Armenians were initially nature worshipers and that this faith in time was transformed to the worship of national gods, of which many were the equivalents of the gods in the Roman, Greek and Persian cultures. Georg Brandes described the Armenian gods in his book: "When Armenia accepted Christianity, it was not only the temples which were destroyed, but also the songs and poems about the old gods and heroes that the people sang. We have only rare segments of these songs and poems, segments which bear witness of a great spiritual wealth and the power of creation of this people and these alone are sufficient reason enough for recreating the temples of the old Armenian gods. These gods were neither the Asian heavenly demons nor the precious and the delicate Greek gods, but something that reflected the characteristics of the Armenian people which they have been polishing through the ages, namely ambitious, wise and good-hearted."

Armenian Mythology

Author : Mardiros Harootioon Ananikian
ISBN : UOM:39076000461645
Genre : Mythology, African
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Myths, legends, heroes, and gods of Armenia and Africa.

Armenian Mythology By Mardiros H Ananikian And African Mythology By Alice Werner

Author : Mardiros Harootioon Ananikian
ISBN : OCLC:727943279
Genre : Mythology, African
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Armenian Folklore

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The Heritage Of Armenian Literature From The Oral Tradition To The Golden Age

Author : Agop Jack Hacikyan
ISBN : 0814328156
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Armenian written literature originated almost 16 centuries ago with the invention of the Armenian alphabet. This anthology, translated into English, takes a comprehensive approach to capturing the essence of of the literature of the entire period covered.

Armenian Myths And Legends

Author : Charles River Charles River Editors
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*Includes pictures *Includes ancient accounts *Includes online resources and a bibliography for further reading Armenia is considered to be one of the oldest cradles of civilization, with the area of historical Armenia roughly extending to the area stretching from the Euphrates River in the west, the region of Artsakh, parts of Caucasian Albania to the east, parts of the modern state of Georgia to the north, and its southern boundary abutting the northern tip of Mesopotamia. Armenia is a landlocked mountainous plateau which rises to an average of over 6,000 above sea level, and for this reason, the territory was commonly referred to as the Armenian Highlands. In these highlands, Armenian culture, as well as its language, started to develop. A rich cultural material, mythological and legendary tales, toponyms and names, as well as historical sources, serve as evidence that the Armenian Highlands have been inhabited by Armenians since the dawn of time. Like many other people all over the world, Armenian people also created their own mythology and heroes. The first pantheon of the Armenian pagan gods had gone through its formation parallel to the development of the Armenian people, as a consequence of the religious beliefs that the people bore. Before being the first kingdom to convert to and accept Christianity as its religion in the year of 301 AD, Armenians were pagan and believed in a multitude of gods and goddesses. These were attributed with many natural elements. The main sources that have conveyed the Armenian pagan myths and legends to the following generations are the Armenian historians of the 4-7th centuries, such as Agathangelos, Faustus the Byzantine, Movses Khorenatsi and Sebeos. Another prime source containing many clues which helps us grasp and comprehend these myths and legends is the Armenian national heroic epic Daredevils of Sassoun. Armenian Myths and Legends: The History of the Mythology and Folk Tales from Armenia looks at the stories that came from Armenia in ancient times, including their influences from other cultures. Along with pictures depicting important people, places, and events, you will learn about Armenian mythology like never before.

Mythologies

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Armenian Mythology

Author : General Books LLC
ISBN : 1157075835
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A Treatise On God Written In Armenian By Eznik Of Ko?b Floruit C 430 C 450

Author : Eznik (Koghbatsʻi, Bishop of Bagrewand)
ISBN : 904290013X
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The conversion of Armenia is traditionally dated to 314 when Gregory the Illuminator (c. 240-332) baptized King Trdat (298-330) and the royal family. Not until the fifth century did there develop both a Christian literature for Armenians in the Armenian languages, and the beginnings of a literary tradition in several genres which provided a coherent argument against the old religion of Zoroastrianism and made for the creation of Armenia as a Christian nation. Eznik of Kolb, later bishop of Bagrewand, studied in Edessa and in Constantinople among that first generation of Armenian Christians who made available in the newly established Armenian script translations of Greek and Syriac texts, including the Bible and other early Christian writings. Eznik composed a treatise of theology and apologetic in Armenian which has survived untitled in one manuscript. Modern editors and translators have titled this treatise On God or Against the Sects. Eznik addressed perceived threats to Christianity in Armenia from heretical and non-Christian movements, among them Valentinian Gnosticism and the schools of Greek philosophy, Marcionism, Manichaeism and Zoroastrian Zurvanism. Eznik's sources include the Bible; ancient Greek, non-Christian literature; earlier Greek patristic treatises and other works; Syriac patristic texts; and Iranian works either written or oral, concerning the Zurvanite form of Zoroastrianism and Armenian paganism. The central concern of the book is to contrast the monotheistic Christian God with the dualistic or polytheistic deities and religions of his opponents. Eznik's book is unusual in several aspects. It is the first apologetic treatise composed in Armenian, and it also provides a summary of early Christian doctrine as Eznik understood it. It contains unique information on the fifth-century teachings of Zurvanism and Marcionism. It attests to an Armenian theology conversant with both Syriac and Greek sources. It also opens a window into pre-Christian Armenian mythology and folklore. The English translation is based on the critical edition of Louis Maries and Charles Mercier.

The Armenian Revolutionary Movement

Author : Louise Nalbandian
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The Flower Of Paradise And Other Armenian Tales

Author : Virginia A. Tashjian
ISBN : 1591583675
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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More than 50 authentic tales will delight readers and listeners, and offer insight into the cultural traditions of the Armenian people.

Six Armenian Poets

Author : Hrachya Sarukhan
ISBN : 9781908376510
Genre : Poetry
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The bed-rock of Armenian poetry is a strong and revered folklore tradition that has produced many outstanding poets from the Middle Ages to modern times, both in Eastern and Western Armenia. As the country and its writers opened up to Western modernism, a huge variety of thematic interactions were sparked between traditional Armenian forms and the innovations that Soviet censorship had suppressed. These poems, and Arminé Tamrazian’s delicate, sensitive translations, show that sparks continue to fly.

Library Of Congress Subject Headings

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The Heritage Of Armenian Literature From The Eighteenth Century To Modern Times

Author : Agop Jack Hacikyan
ISBN : 0814332218
Genre : Literary Collections
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Preserving Armenia's rich literary tradition from a multitude of viewpoints has been the aim of this three-volume work. This third volume joins the previous two in making excerpts of Armenian masterpieces accessible in beautifully rendered English translations, while enabling readers to enjoy the immediacy of these works through lively discussions of the authors and their times. Here the focus is on the eighteenth through twentieth centuries. The volume begins with a comprehensive overview of the entire historical, social, and literary panorama of the periods covered: the Armenian Renaissance, the development of modern Armenian (with its Western and Eastern versions), the emergence of a national identity and democratic thinking (with their impact on literature and theater), and such literary schools as Romanticism, Realism, and Aestheticism. Biographies of more than 130 prominent authors appear in these pages, together with critical comments concerning their works and extensive excerpts from the works themselves. The texts are edited, annotated with footnotes, and presented in a format that permits easy comprehension. Literature unveils a rich pageant of works in historical perspective. The varied experiences from the Armenian past come alive, allowing for new understandings and comparisons to literatures of other nations.

The Oxford Companion To World Mythology

Author : David Leeming
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Consists of nearly two thousand entries covering all aspects of mythology, including Greek, Roman, Native American, Indian, Japanese, Sumerian, and Egyptian.

Dictionary Of Greek And Roman Biography And Mythology By Various Writers

Author : William Smith
ISBN : GENT:900000215632
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A Dictionary Of Greek And Roman Biography And Mythology

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Dictionary Of Greek And Roman Biography And Mythology Ed By W Smith

Author : Greek and Roman biography
ISBN : OXFORD:600025734
Genre : Classical biography
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The Encyclopaedia Britannica Or Dictionary Of Arts Sciences And General Literature

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History Of Herodotus A New English Version Edited With Copious Notes And Appendices Illustrating The History And Geography Of Herodotus From The Most Recent Sources Of Information And Embodying The Chief Results Historical And Ethnographical Which Have Been Obtained In The Progress Of Cuneiform And Hieroglyphical Discovery By George Rawlinson

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