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Grandes et petites mythologies. I - Monts et abîmes : des dieux et des hommes

Abstract : If the "great" mythology, the Olympian one in particular, has always been studied by scholars, the same cannot be said of the "small" mythology (a name attributed to the Grimm brothers): readily relegated to the nursery and the sphere of children, an almost universal consensus considers it to be a "sub-genre", even though it is the repository of a mythical and poetic memory that is just as precious as that of its classical "sister". The oral traditions, conveyed in particular by the tales, represent an inexhaustible breeding ground of patterns which very often join, by the structure, the themes and the meanings, the "great" mythology: the two maintain intimate relations, speak the same language, it is true with multiple variants, but with the same great heart. The main objective of the works gathered in this volume is to highlight this ancestral memory and to build bridges between the two continents of "scholarly" and "popular" culture, wrongly separated by an invisible frontier that has long been considered impervious. But a "learned" theme almost always has its "popular" counterpart, and vice versa...
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Karin Ueltschi, Flore Verdon. Grandes et petites mythologies. I - Monts et abîmes : des dieux et des hommes. Karin Ueltschi et Flore Verdon (dir.). ÉPURE, Éditions et presses universitaires de Reims, pp.368, 2020, 9782374961330. ⟨10.34929/3rfe-fg36⟩. ⟨hal-03410275⟩

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