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- ABC-CLIO 2009; US$ 198.00
The most comprehensive resource available on creation myths from around the world?their narratives, themes, motifs, similarities, and differences?and what they reveal about their cultures of origin. more...
- ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 79.00
All around the world, myths address questions that humans have always posed about their origins, their environments, their ultimate destinies, and the meanings of their lives. This book examines 30 common motifs that thread their way through mythological tales across history and around the globe. The themes are presented in alphabetical order, moving... more...
- HarperCollins Publishers 2013; US$ 18.94
The most comprehensive work on labyrinths yet written. more...
- The Text Publishing Company 2010; US$ 23.95
The history of myth is the history of humanity. Our stories and beliefs, our curiosity and attempts to understand the world link us to our ancestors and each other. Myths help us make sense of the universe. Armstrong's characteristically insightful and eloquent book serves as a brilliantly thought-provoking introduction. more...
- Philipp von Zabern Verlag 2014; US$ 112.03
Ob Prometheus, Romulus, Freya oder der Gelbe Kaiser: Die Mythen der Welt sind von beeindruckender Vielfalt. Sie prägen unser kulturelles Gedächtnis und beeinflussen die Wahrnehmung fremder Länder und Gebräuche. Dieses Handbuch macht mit der Mythologie der einflussreichsten Kulturen bekannt. Neben der griechisch-römischen und der germanischen Mythologie... more...
- Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 37.17
There is a broad cultural region with related traditions of mythical beliefs interconnected by long-term contacts during prehistoric times. This area - called here the ?Mythological Crescent? - is a zone of cultural convergence that extends from the ancient Middle East via Anatolia to southeastern Europe, opening into the wide cultural landscape of... 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 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 51.95
Eight outstanding essays, from leading academics, deconstruct perennial problems of rationality, imagination and narrative to trace the influence of myth in our own beliefs, origins, and potential futures. Thinking Through Myths attempts to reconcile the opposed claims of pragmatism and beauty, calling for the acknowledgement of myths in everyday... more...