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The myth. Comparative mythology

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  • When They Severed Earth from Skyby Elizabeth Wayland Barber; Paul T. Barber

    Princeton University Press 2012; US$ 32.95

    Why were Prometheus and Loki envisioned as chained to rocks? What was the Golden Calf? Why are mirrors believed to carry bad luck? How could anyone think that mortals like Perseus, Beowulf, and St. George actually fought dragons, since dragons don't exist? Strange though they sound, however, these "myths" did not begin as fiction. This... more...

  • The World of Mythby David Adams Leeming

    Oxford University Press, USA 1991; US$ 12.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • The Concept of the Goddessby Sandra Billington; Miranda Green

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 45.95

    The Concept of the Goddess explores the function and nature of goddesses and their cults in many cultures, including: * Celtic * Roman * Norse * Caucasian * Japanese traditions. The contributors explore the reasons for the existence of so many goddesses in the mythology of patriarchal societies and show that goddesses have also assumed more masculine... more...

  • A Dictionary of Gods and Goddesses, Devils and Demonsby Manfred Lurker

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 29.95

    Containing around 1,800 entries this Dictionary covers, in one volume, all the important deities and demons from around the world. The gods of ancient mythology appear alongside the gods of contemporary religion, and `lesser' mythologies and religions are also fully covered. The author provides an extensive network of cross-references, allowing the... more...

  • Exploring the Labyrinthby Melissa Gayle West

    Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony 2011; US$ 16.99

    "Whoever you are, walking the labyrinth has something to offer. If a project is challenging you, walking can get your creative juices flowing. When struggling with grief or anger, or a physical challenge or illness, walking the labyrinth can point the way to healing and wholeness. If you're looking for a way to meditate or pray that engages your body... 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...

  • Goddesses and the Divine Feminineby Rosemary Ruether

    University of California Press 2005; US$ 28.95

    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...

  • Gruppenreligionen im römischen Reichby Jörg Rüpke

    Mohr Siebeck 2007; US$ 51.53

    Die Autoren der Beiträge in diesem Band, der aus einem Kolloquium des Schwerpunktprogramm "Römische Reichs- und Provinzialreligion" erwachsen ist, konzentrieren sich auf eine besondere Sozialform von Religion, nämlich auf Religionen, die sich über das Prinzip der Mitgliedschaft oder "Einweihung" als dauerhafte Kultgruppen organisieren.... more...

  • Incubation as a Type-Scene in the Aqhatu, Kirta, and Hannah Storiesby Koowon KIm

    BRILL 2011; US$ 176.00

    This book proposes to read the birth stories of Aqhatu, Kirta and Samuel from the perspective of incubation type-scene. Drawing on Nagler?s definition of a type-scene, it employs the idea of family resemblance as a principle of identification of type-scenes. more...