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The myth. Comparative mythology

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  • Bulfinch's Mythologyby Thomas Bulfinch

    Random House Publishing Group 1999; US$ 19.95

    For almost a century and a half, Bulfinch's Mythology has been the text by which the great tales of the gods and goddesses, Greek and Roman antiquity, Scandinavian, Celtic, and Oriental fables and myths, and the age of chivalry have been known. The forerunner of such interpreters as Edith Hamilton and Robert Graves, Thomas Bulfinch wanted to make... more...

  • Goddesses and the Divine Feminineby Rosemary Ruether

    University of California Press 2005; US$ 28.95 US$ 23.16

    This landmark work presents the most illuminating portrait we have to date of goddesses and sacred female imagery in Western culture?from prehistory to contemporary goddess movements. Beautifully written, lucidly conceived, and far-ranging in its implications, this work will help readers gain a better appreciation of the complexity of the social forces?... more...

  • Fabulous Creatures, Mythical Monsters, and Animal Power Symbolsby Cassandra Eason

    Greenwood Publishing Group 2007; US$ 45.00

    Provides a comprehensive history of mythical animals, creatures, and monsters. more...

  • Totemsby Brad Steiger

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 14.24

    Discover the secrets of animal totems and their sacred, transformative powers. Among traditional Native Americans and other tribal peoples, totems are the enduring animal symbols that allow these peoples to explore the mysteries of life and the spirit world. from the graceful Antelope to the aggressive Cougarto the wise and peaceful Turtle, each... more...

  • Mythby Laurence Coupe

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 24.95

    Laurence Coupe offers students a comprehensive overview of the development of myth, showing how mythic themes, structures and symbols persist in literature and entertainment today. This introductory volume: illustrates the relation between myth, culture and literature with discussions of poetry, fiction, film and popular song explores uses made... more...

  • Mythby Robert A. Segal

    Oxford University Press, UK 2004; US$ 9.99 US$ 8.59

    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...

  • Women at the Beginningby Patrick J. Geary

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 24.95 US$ 19.96

    In these four artfully crafted essays, Patrick Geary explores the way ancient and medieval authors wrote about women. Geary describes the often marginal role women played in origin legends from antiquity until the twelfth century. Not confining himself to one religious tradition or region, he probes the tensions between women in biblical, classical,... more...

  • Mythologyby James Weigel

    Wiley 2004; US$ 9.99 US$ 5.99

    The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. In CliffsNotes on Mythology, you'll review the myths from seven different cultures and gain an overview of the stories that people have lived by from ancient times to the present. The gods and their stories... more...

  • Mythology in Our Midst: A Guide to Cultural Referencesby Amy Peterson; David Dunworth

    ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 67.00

    Though nearly everyone is familiar with such great mythological figures as Hercules, Icarus, and Medusa, one may wonder what relevance these ancient characters, and their stories, hold for modern readers. This unique reference book brings mythology to life for students by exploring the connections between ancient myths and contemporary culture. An... more...

  • Superheroes and Superegos: Analyzing the Minds Behind the Masksby Sharon Packer

    ABC-CLIO 2009; US$ 60.00

    This comprehensive collection of essays written by a practicing psychiatrist shows that superheroes are more about superegos than about bodies and brawn, even though they contain subversive sexual subtexts that paved the path for major social shifts of the late 20th century. more...