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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- De Gruyter 2012; US$ 154.00
This collection of essays provides an overview of recent archaeological research into cults in Antiquity. It features unpublished or previously neglected material, presents current research findings, and opens up a new perspective that raises further questions. The authors of the individual essays are not only young researchers but also... more...
- 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...
- Michael O'Mara 2013; US$ 2.99
This authoritative and fascinating introduction to the legends of history will reintroduce readers to the cyclopes, Minotaur and centaurs of the Ancient Greeks, as well as shedding light on the wider world of mythology. The Midas Touch includes a stunning array of fascinating tales and gets to grips with the ancient stories of Aboriginal, Sumerian,... more...
- The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99
British polymath Edward Clodd was a banker who also established himself as a prominent thinker in the fields of anthropology and folklore. In Myths and Dreams, Clodd takes a look at the mythological beliefs of many cultures and societies, ranging from prehistoric times to the nineteenth century, providing keen insight into the ways that natural and... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2006; US$ 35.00
Myths from the ancient world usually have some supernatural element, a component often generated from a particular intoxicant. These substances promoted a variety of states including possession by the gods, liberation of the soul or a communion with the spirit world. From Acan, the Mayan god of intoxicating drinks, to Zagreus, the first incarnation... more...
- 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...