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The myth. Comparative mythology

  • 2008/2009by

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 67.00

    Aurora, das Jahrbuch der Eichendorff-Gesellschaft erschien als Fortsetzung des Almanachs Aurora (1929-1943) nach dem Kriege erstmals wieder 1953. Seitdem ist das Jahrbuch durch eine zunehmende Öffnung gegenüber dem kulturgeschichtlichen Umfeld von Eichendorffs Leben und Werk und seinen umfangreichen Rezensionsteil zu einem der führenden... more...

  • 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$ 14.57

    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...

  • The Gift of Stories: 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$ 29.95

    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 absorbing... more...

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

    Philipp von Zabern Verlag 2014; US$ 124.44

    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...

  • 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

    Random House Publishing Group 1999; US$ 19.95

    For almost a century and a half, Bulfinch's Mythology has been the text by which the great tales of the gods and goddesses, Greek and Roman antiquity, Scandinavian, Celtic, and Oriental fables and myths, and the age of chivalry have been known. The forerunner of such interpreters as Edith Hamilton and Robert Graves, Thomas Bulfinch wanted to make... more...