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The myth. Comparative mythology

  • Intoxication in Mythologyby Ernest L. Abel

    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...

  • Selected Letters of Sir J. G. Frazerby Robert Ackerman

    Oxford University Press, UK 2005; US$ 194.99

    An edition of selected letters by (and in some cases to) Sir J. G. Frazer (1854-1941), the eminent anthropologist and historian of religion, and author of The Golden Bough. It offers an invaluable insight into British intellectual life at the turn of the century, and also illuminates the composition, and reception, of The Golden Bough itself. - ;This... more...

  • A Short History of Mythby Karen Armstrong

    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...

  • Haunted Bromleyby Neil Arnold

    The History Press 2013; US$ 3.99

    For centuries, locals and visitors to Bromley have reported having strange, supernatural encounters, but never before have such eye-witness accounts been collated into one extraordinary book. Now, for the first time, we can explore the darkest and eeriest corners of this district, with murky tales of poltergeists, wartime spirits, night-time spectres,... more...

  • Gift of Stories, The: Practical and Spiritual Applications of Autobiography, Life Stories, and Personal Mythmakingby Robert Atkinson

    ABC-CLIO 1995; US$ 27.95

    The stories we tell about ourselves are guided by cultural patterns and enduring elements. The current interest in mythology has made evident how the classic hero's journey represents a theme not only common to all the world's myths, but also our own lives today. The Gift of Stories offers a clear concise basis for understanding the nature and potential... more...

  • 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...

  • Handbuch der Mythologieby Thomas Bargatzky; Siglinde Dietz; Manuel Baumbach; Hans-Werner Fischer-Elfert; Irsi Gareis; Kai Brodersen; Christoph Jamme; Stefan Matuschek; Manfred Krebernik; Ylva Monschein; Thomas Oberlies

    Philipp von Zabern Verlag 2014; US$ 114.48

    Ob Prometheus, Romulus, Freyja 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...

  • 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...

  • Bulfinch's Mythologyby Thomas Bulfinch

    McClelland & Stewart 2015; US$ 1.99

    Bulfinch?s Mythology is a thorough overview of three major groups of mythology, and has long been cited as one of its definitive reference texts.   It is broken up into three sections, covering classical mythology (primarily Greek and Roman, though Bulfinch also touches on eastern, Norse, and druidic myth), the legends of King Arthur, and the romances... more...

  • Actually Factuallyby Guy Campbell

    Michael O' Mara Books 2011; US$ 9.99

    A collection of misunderstandings, mistakes and misconceptions, which reveals the reality behind just a few of the myths that get mixed up with truth. It includes entries such as: your hair and nails continue to grow after you die; a goldfish has a memory of about three seconds; and water goes down the plughole the other way in Australia. more...