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The myth. Comparative mythology

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  • Actually Factuallyby Guy Campbell

    Michael O' Mara Books 2011; US$ 9.99

    A collection of misunderstandings, mistakes and misconceptions, which reveals the reality behind just a few of the myths that get mixed up with truth. It includes entries such as: your hair and nails continue to grow after you die; a goldfish has a memory of about three seconds; and water goes down the plughole the other way in Australia. more...

  • Chaos, Angst und Ordnungby Jürgen Kriz

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2011; US$ 14.49

    Jede Ordnung in unserem Leben müssen wir dem allumfassenden Chaos abringen. Die moderne Systemforschung belegt, was schon die alten Weisheitslehren wussten: Wir leben in einer Welt, die als ein einziger komplexer, chaotischer Prozess begriffen werden muss.Der ständige Kampf darum, das Chaos zu verbannen, führt allzu oft zu Zwangsstrukturen, die bedrohlich... more...

  • What the Curlew Saidby John Moriarty

    The Lilliput Press 2012; US$ 10.19

    'Now again I live in a river-mirrored house, the house a cottage, and the river that mirrors it broadening out twice a day into an estuary lake fished by otters and herons and, when the salmon are running, by a sole old seal. One of the herons I know. Screeching and croaking an angelus that announces only himself, he comes in flying low over the water... more...

  • White Vanishingby Elspeth Tilley

    Editions Rodopi 2012; US$ 98.00

    The story of the vulnerable white person vanishing without trace into the harsh Australian landscape is a potent and compelling element in multiple genres of mainstream Australian culture. It has been sung in “Little Boy Lost,” brought to life on the big more...

  • Haunted Bromleyby Neil Arnold

    The History Press 2013; US$ 14.57

    For centuries, locals and visitors to Bromley have reported having strange, supernatural encounters, but never before have such eye-witness accounts been collated into one extraordinary book. Now, for the first time, we can explore the darkest and eeriest corners of this district, with murky tales of poltergeists, wartime spirits, night-time spectres,... more...

  • Ancient Egypt Light Of The World 2 Vol setby Massey

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 350.00

    First published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Handbuch der Mythologieby Christoph Jamme; Stefan Matuschek; Thomas Bargatzky; Siglinde Dietz; Manuel Baumbach; Hans-Werner Fischer-Elfert; Kai Brodersen; Irsi Gareis; Manfred Krebernik; Ylva Monschein; Thomas Oberlies

    Philipp von Zabern Verlag 2014; US$ 124.25

    Ob Prometheus, Romulus, Freya oder der Gelbe Kaiser: Die Mythen der Welt sind von beeindruckender Vielfalt. Sie prägen unser kulturelles Gedächtnis und beeinflussen die Wahrnehmung fremder Länder und Gebräuche. Dieses Handbuch macht mit der Mythologie der einflussreichsten Kulturen bekannt. Neben der griechisch-römischen und der germanischen Mythologie... more...

  • Mythographyby William G. Doty

    University of Alabama Press 1753; US$ 39.95

    This new edition of William Doty's critically acclaimed study provides a comprehensive guidebook to the many schools of interpretation in this burgeoning field. William Doty's popular text has been hailed as the most comprehensive work of its kind. Extensively rewritten and completely restructured, the new edition provides further depth and... more...

  • The World's Eyeby Albert M. Potts

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 40.00

    Greek vases and Peruvian bottles, Chinese bronzes and African masks, Tel Brak idols and Egyptian tomb paintings -- artifacts ancient and modern reveal man's universal fascination with the eye and his awe before its mysterious powers. In this wide-ranging and richly illustrated essay Albert M. Potts considers the special properties the human mind has... more...

  • The Modern Construction of Mythby Andrew Von Hendy

    Indiana University Press 2002; US$ 31.95

    "... one of the richest, clearest, and acutest surveys to date of the course of theorizing about myth from the eighteenth century on. I know of no more useful volume on the topic. Despite the postmodern connotations of the title, Von Hendy is writing not to expose the concept of myth but simply to show... more...