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Eurasian Mythology in the Tibetan Epic of Ge-sar
By: Hummel

Eurasian Mythology in the Tibetan Epic of Gesar

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Author: Hummel
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 8186470204
Publication Date: 1998

Product Code: 10377

Description Contents
Ge-sar is the most extraordinary Tibetan legendary figure and remains, despite various unsuccessful attempts to tie him down into a context of historical reality, a great mythological character.
The figure of Ge-sar has served as a repository of traditions that, through the corridor of the Eurasian steppe belt, reach back into the world of Germanic and Greek legends and into Megalithic religious beliefs.
The hero Ge-sar, sent down from heaven and returned thereto, has indicated in the course of his eventful journey on earth that on the occasion of his return the hope for a reign of justice and peace and the striving for salvation and liberation will be fulfilled. Thus Ge-sar is both hero and saviour at once.
In this text, Professor Hummel manages to bring to life one of the most fascinating legends of world literature.

Eurasion Mythology in the Tibetan Epic of Ge-sar, Siegbert Hummel, Library of Tibetan Works and Archives, 117 pages, $9.50

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