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The myth. Comparative mythology

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  • Musesby Julia Forster

    Pocket Essentials 2009; US$ 14.99

    Muses have fascinated for millennia yet seldom receive as much exposure as the artistic geniuses they inspire. Of any age, descent or gender, muses enchant simply by being themselves; this innate capacity to inspire has been commonplace for many years yet these catalysing forces are little understood. New science places much emphasis on the role... more...

  • Women at the Beginningby Patrick J. Geary

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 30.95

    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, classical,... more...

  • Mysteries of the Dark Moonby Demetra George

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 15.99

    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

    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 Midstby Amy T. Peterson; David J. Dunworth

    ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 85.00

    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 Talesby Agnes Regan Perkins

    ABC-CLIO 1997; US$ 102.00

    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...

  • Superheroes and Superegosby Sharon Packer

    ABC-CLIO 2009; US$ 77.00

    Superheroes have provided entertainment for generations, but there is much more to these fictional characters than what first meets the eye. Superheros and Superegos: Analyzing the Minds Behind the Masks begins its exploration in 1938 with the creation of Superman and continues to the present, with a nod to the forerunners of superhero stories in the... more...

  • Exploring the Labyrinthby Melissa Gayle West

    Crown Publishing Group 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...

  • The Power of Mythby Joseph Campbell; Bill Moyers

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.00

    Finally available in a popularly priced,  non-illustrated, smaller-format edition, which is ideal  for the college market and general reader alike,  this extraordinary best-seller is a brilliant  evocation of the noted scholar's teachings on mythology. From the Trade Paperback edition. more...

  • Kerauniaby Oliver Pilz; Mirko Vonderstein

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 133.00

    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 renowned scholars... more...