Mercy College
Bronx Campus Room 113
50 Antin Place
Bronx, NY.

For further information call: (718) 518-7710 or (914) 946-6735.

David Elyha, Storyteller, "The World Tree."
Stories from Guatemala (The Popul Vuh), Sumeria (Inanna's tree throne), Norse, Greece (Odysseus bedroom built around a tree), Native American (Iroquois sky tree), Siberia (Shaman world tree).
Wednesday, October 7, 10:30-noon

Thursday, October 8, 10:30 a.m.-noon

Boria Sax, Ph.D., "The Tree of Knowledge."
This slide-lecture looks at ways in which people have depicted the Garden of Eden, the tree of knowledge and the forbidden fruit. These representations cover a vast historical range from ancient Mesopotamia to Medieval Europe and the contemporary United States. Also see "The Mystic Geography of the Woods."

John Mahon, Ph.D., "Trees: Links to the Classical Past."
This slide-lecture examines the historical, cultural, scientific and folkloric significance of trees in the Greco-Roman world. These include Homer's oaks and pines, as Hesoid's inspirational ash and the mythological landscapes of Romans such as Virgil.
Saturday, October 10, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Funded by the New York Council for the Humanities as Part of State Humanities Month.
Additional Funding Provided by the NYCH and the NEH.
Events are Free to the Public! Refreshments will be Served!

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