Definition from Dr. William Doty's, Myth: A Handbook,
published by Greenwood Press
emergence myths One of the many versions of origin or creation stories, in which the first people are said to have moved updward toward the present plane of existence through a series of previous worlds.
The subject of myth uses a vocablary of words with resonant meanings. We don't mean for the Mythic Glossary to be a page of dry definitions, but more a springboard. Want to jump with a word and see how high it flies and in what direction? Each month, we mean to add to our glossary of mythic concepts and grow a very interesting dictionary. Do you have a favorite term you'd like to add to the list? Email Brenda Sutton
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