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  • The Routledge Dictionary of Gods and Goddesses, Devils and Demonsby Manfred Lurker

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 36.95

    This dictionary covers, in one volume, over 1,800 of the most important deities and demons from around the world. From classical Greek and Roman mythology to the gods of Eastern Europe and Mesopotamia, from Nordic giants to Islamic jinns and Egyptian monsters, it is packed with descriptions of the figures most worshipped and feared around the world... 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...

  • 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,... more...

  • Mysteries of the Dark Moonby Demetra George

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 7.99

    Exploring the mystery, wisdom, and power of the dark phase of the moon's cycle--a lunar-based model for moving through the dark times in our lives with understanding, consciousness, and faith in renewal. The moon's dark phase has traditionally been a time of fear and superstition, a time associated with death and isolation. The mythical embodiment... 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...

  • Myths and Hero Tales: A Cross-Cultural Guide to Literature for Children and Young Adultsby Agnes Perkins

    ABC-CLIO 1997; US$ 80.00

    This one-stop cross-cultural selective guide to recent retellings of myths and hero tales for children and young adults will enable teachers and library media specialists to select comparative myths and tales from various, mostly non-European cultures. The focus is on stories from Native America, Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Central and South America,... more...