Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Featured Author: Donald Mackenzie

DONALD MACKENZIE (1873-1936) was a journalist and folklorist, and in his folklore research he was an early proponent of the Neolithic matriarchy, and as such he influenced the later work of Marija Gimbutas. Mackenzie was interested in the legends of many different cultures, but he had a special interest in India and, in particular, the way in which the spread of Buddhism carried Indian culture to other countries. You can read more about his life and career at Wikipedia.

Mackenzie is the author of the following books (among others):
The Indian Myth and Legend book has illustrations by Warwick Goble (1862-1943), whom you can also read about at Wikipedia. Here is his depiction of the meeting of King Shantanu and the river-goddess Ganga:







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