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The myth. Comparative mythology

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  • 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

    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...

  • Superheroes and Superegos: Analyzing the Minds Behind the Masksby Sharon Packer

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Kerauniaby Oliver Pilz; Mirko Vonderstein

    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...

  • 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...

  • Once and Future Mythsby Phil Cousineau

    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...