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The myth. Comparative mythology

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  • The World of Mythby David Adams Leeming

    Oxford University Press, USA 1991; US$ 18.99

    Hercules, Zeus, Thor, Gilgamesh--these are the figures that leap to mind when we think of myth. But to David Leeming, myths are more than stories of deities and fantastic beings from non-Christian cultures. Myth is at once the most particular and the most universal feature of civilization, representing common concerns that each society voices in its... more...

  • Once and Future Mythsby Phil Cousineau

    Red Wheel Weiser 2003; US$ 24.95

    Drawing from history, movies, pop culture, and his own life experience, filmmaker and writer Phil Cousineau shows how ancient myths continue to affect and shape our contemporary lives. Each chapter moves from the ancient to the modern, from the once, to the now, to the future. Chapters include both retellings of classical myths--Sisyphus, Odysseus,... more...

  • Primal Mythsby Barbara C. Sproul

    HarperCollins 2013; Not Available

    A comprehensive collection of creation stories ranging across widely varying times and cultures, including Ancient Egyptian, African, and Native American. more...

  • The Magic of Labyrinths: Following Your Path, Finding Your Centerby Liz Simpson

    HarperCollins Publishers 2013; Not Available

    The most comprehensive work on labyrinths yet written. more...

  • Myth in the Modern Worldby David Whitt; John Perlich

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 40.00

    Ubiquitous and enduring, myths remain an inherent part of culture. These 10 essays explore the role of myth in the modern world, delving not only into science fiction and fantasy, but also into sport, terrorist rhetoric and television. Contributors contemplate the changing face of the hero in Breaking Bad, Justified and the Japanese film trilogy 20th... more...

  • Missing Usby Ph.D Ryan LaMothe

    Jason Aronson, Inc. 2013; US$ 64.99

    A foundational premise in this book is that the question and struggle of the 21st century for people in Western societies is one of community. To be relevant and helpful, psychological and, in particular, psychoanalytic theories must consider this question and struggle. This unique and valuable book seeks to reframe psychoanalytic theory and practice... more...

  • Who's Who in Non-Classical Mythologyby Edgerton Skyes; Alan Kendall; Egerton Sykes

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 29.95

    First Published in 1993. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Mythby Laurence Coupe

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 22.95

    An indispensable overview of the evolution of myth, from ancient Greek definitions to those of contemporary thinkers. more...

  • The Concept of the Goddessby Sandra Billington; Miranda Green

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 45.95

    This volume is an up-to-date, highly readable study of the female aspects of religion both in past and present mythologies. It explores the function and nature of goddesses and their cults in many cultures. more...

  • Thinking Through Mythsby Kevin Schilbrack

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 51.95

    Embracing a radical balance between myths illusory and functional status these eight outstanding essays, from leading academics, deconstruct problems of rationality, imagination and narrative to trace the influence of myth in our own beliefs. more...