ALLUSIONS PROJECT


RESEARCH TOPICS

  1. Ancient Egyptian (Creation Myths, Heaven/Afterworld, Savior/Redeemer/God Figure)
  2. Hindu (Savior/Redeemer/God Figure)
  3. Buddhist
  4. Classical Greek (Creation Myths, Heaven/Afterworld, Savior/Redeemer/God Figure, Gaia/Uranus/Titans, Pygmalion/Galatea, Persephone/Demeter/Hades, Pandora, Medea/Jason/Golden Fleece, Scylla/Charybdis, the Fates, the Muses, the Furies, Sisyphus, Achilles, Midas, Helen of Troy)
  5. Classical Rome (Creation Myths, Heaven/Afterworld, Savior/Redeemer/God Figure, Venus/Adonis, Hercules)
  6. African (Creation Myths, Heaven/Afterworld, Savior/Redeemer/God Figure)
  7. Old Testament (Cane/Abel, Abraham/Isaac, Moses, Lot, Noah, Job, Solomon, David/Bathsheba/Absalom, Samson/Delilah, Tower of Babel, as viewed by one of these religious branches who use it: Muslims, Jews, Christians)
  8. New Testament (John the Baptist, Prodigal Son, Sermon on the Mount, Good Samaritan, Judas, Garden of Gethsemane, Savior/Redeemer/God Figure, as viewed by Catholic or Protestant denomination)
  9. Saints & other religious ideas (Lucifer/Beelzebub/Satan, Seven Deadly Sins, Heaven / Afterworld)
  10. Celtic (Creation Myths, Heaven/Afterworld, Savior/Redeemer/God Figure)
  11. Norse/Germanic (Creation Myths, Heaven/Afterworld, Savior/Redeemer/God Figure)
  12. Middle or Far Eastern (Creation Myths, Heaven/Afterworld, Savior/Redeemer/God Figure)
  13. Black American
  14. Miscellaneous (King Arthur, Shakespearean, Dante/Inferno, Don Quixote, Casanova, Napoleon

RESOURCES

DATABASES(Leyden Libraries Website)
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library
  • World History in Context
  • Image Quest Online (images)
  • DISCOVERY EDUCATION (see Media & Movies link on library website): See Media and Movies Link on the library menu bar. Sign in with your student e-mail address as your username and your locker combination as your password.

WEB RESOURCEs Biblical Allusions
  • Allusion in Poetry ""A literary allusion is an explicit or implicit reference to another literary text that can be recognized and understood as such by competent readers."
  • Bible.com --- Different versions including the the Common English Bible (easier to read). If you wish to take notes and bookmark chapters and verses, you would need to create an account which is free. Please remember to note your username and password for future access.
  • Christian Ethereal Library
  • Jewish Encyclopedia
  • Internet Archives AND Gutenberg Project : Provides access to digitized books (eBooks). Select ones you can READ ONLINE.
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