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The myth. Comparative mythology

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  • The Myths We Live Byby Mary Midgley

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 29.95

    Mary Midgley argues in her powerful new book that far from being the opposite of science, myth is a central part of it. In brilliant prose, she claims that myths are neither lies nor mere stories but a network of powerful symbols that suggest particular ways of interpreting the world. more...

  • The Faces of the Goddessby Lotte Motz

    Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 54.99 US$ 47.29

    The belief that the earliest humans worshipped a sovereign, nurturing, maternal earth goddess is a popular one. It has been taken up as fact by the media, who routinely depict modern goddess-worshippers as "reviving" the ancient religions of our ancestors. In The Faces of the Goddess , Lotte Motz sets out to test this hypothesis by examining the real... more...

  • A Dictionary of Celtic Mythologyby James MacKillop

    Oxford University Press, UK 2004; US$ 14.95 US$ 12.86

    List of Abbreviations. Introduction. Pronunciation Guide. How to Use This Book. Dictionary of Celtic Mythology. Select Bibliography. Subject Index more...

  • Thematic Guide to World Mythologyby Lorena Stookey

    ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 79.00

    All around the world, myths address questions that humans have always posed about their origins, their environments, their ultimate destinies, and the meanings of their lives. This book examines 30 common motifs that thread their way through mythological tales across history and around the globe. The themes are presented in alphabetical order, moving... more...

  • Creation Myths of the World: An Encyclopedia, 2nd Edition [2 volumes]by David Leeming

    ABC-CLIO 2009; US$ 191.00

    ABC-CLIO's breakthrough reference work on creation beliefs from around the world returns in a richly updated and expanded new edition. From the Garden of Eden, to the female creators of Acoma Indians, to the rival creators of the Basonge tribe in the Congo, Creation Myths of the World: An Encyclopedia, Second Edition examines how different cultures... more...

  • 2008/2009by Jürgen Daiber

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 67.00

    Aurora, das Jahrbuch der Eichendorff-Gesellschaft erschien als Fortsetzung des Almanachs Aurora (1929-1943) nach dem Kriege erstmals wieder 1953. Seitdem ist das Jahrbuch durch eine zunehmende Öffnung gegenüber dem kulturgeschichtlichen Umfeld von Eichendorffs Leben und Werk und seinen umfangreichen Rezensionsteil zu einem der führenden... more...

  • Religious Studies: The Key Conceptsby Carl Olson

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 33.95

    Religious Studies: The Key Concepts is an accessible, A-Z resource, defining and explaining key terms and ideas central to the study of religion. Exploring broad and recurring themes which are applicable in both eastern and western religions, cross-cultural examples are provided for each term to give a comprehensive overview of the subject. Subjects... more...

  • Myths, Martyrs, and Modernityby Jitse Dijkstra; Justin Kroesen; Yme Kuiper

    BRILL 2010; US$ 278.00

    This volume in honour of Jan N. Bremmer consists of a variety of contributions offering a broad spectrum of original ideas and innovative approaches in the history of religions both past and present, thus reflecting the nature of the scholarship of Bremmer himself. more...

  • Drachen und Sirenenby Bernd Roling

    BRILL 2010; US$ 292.00

    Stretching from the Middle Ages to Modern Times and including sholars like Albertus Magnus, Conrad Gessner, and even Georges Buffon and Carl of Linné, this book offers a wideranging survey of the theological, medical and zoological discussions devoted to hybride creatures such as mermaids, fauns, dragons, giants and dwarfs. more...

  • When They Severed Earth from Skyby Elizabeth Wayland Barber; Paul T. Barber

    Princeton University Press 2012; US$ 32.95 US$ 26.36

    Why were Prometheus and Loki envisioned as chained to rocks? What was the Golden Calf? Why are mirrors believed to carry bad luck? How could anyone think that mortals like Perseus, Beowulf, and St. George actually fought dragons, since dragons don't exist? Strange though they sound, however, these "myths" did not begin as fiction. This... more...