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The myth. Comparative mythology

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  • The Faces of the Goddessby Lotte Motz

    Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 54.99

    Many contemporary feminists believe that early humans worshipped a nurturing Mother Goddess, who was displaced by autocratic male deities. This book examines the maternal deities of various cultures and religions but finds no signs of a common origin for a primordial "Great Mother." more...

  • Mythby Robert A. Segal

    Oxford University Press, UK 2004; US$ 9.99

    This book is not about myths, but about approaches to myth, from all of the major disciplines, including science, religion, philosophy, literature, and psychology. A survey of the past 300 years of theorizing on myth, this book takes into account the work of such prominent thinkers as Albert Camus, Claude L--eacute--;vi-Strauss, Roland Barthes, C.... more...

  • A Dictionary of Celtic Mythologyby James MacKillop

    Oxford University Press, UK 2004; US$ 14.95

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

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

    ABC-CLIO 2009; US$ 180.00

    The most comprehensive resource available on creation myths from around the world?their narratives, themes, motifs, similarities, and differences?and what they reveal about their cultures of origin. more...

  • Thematic Guide to World Mythologyby LORENA LAURA STOOKEY

    ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 101.00

    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...

  • 2008/2009by

    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

    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. more...

  • Encyclopedic Dictionary of Cults, Sects, and World Religionsby Larry A. Nichols; George Mather; Alvin J. Schmidt

    Zondervan 2010; US$ 27.99

    An improved, updated edition of a much-needed reference work in an increasingly pluralistic world where all kinds of unconventional religious groups abound. Formerly published as Dictionary of Cults, Sects, Religions, and the Occult. 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...