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The myth. Comparative mythology

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  • 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...

  • 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...

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

    ABC-CLIO 2009; US$ 60.00

    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... 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 2011; US$ 154.00

    Die Beiträge zur Altertumskunde enthalten Monographien, Sammelbände, Editionen, Übersetzungen und Kommentare zu Themen aus den Bereichen Klassische, Mittel- und Neulateinische Philologie, Alte Geschichte, Archäologie, Antike Philosophie sowie Nachwirken der Antike bis in die Neuzeit. Dadurch leistet die Reihe einen umfassenden Beitrag zur Erschließung... 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...

  • Primal Mythsby Barbara C. Sproul

    HarperCollins 2013; US$ 14.24

    A comprehensive collection of creation stories ranging across widely varying times and cultures, including Ancient Egyptian, African, and Native American. more...

  • The Midas Touchby Mark Daniels

    Michael O'Mara 2013; US$ 2.99

    This authoritative and fascinating introduction to the legends of history will reintroduce readers to the cyclopes, Minotaur and centaurs of the Ancient Greeks, as well as shedding light on the wider world of mythology. The Midas Touch includes a stunning array of fascinating tales and gets to grips with the ancient stories of Aboriginal, Sumerian,... more...

  • Myths and Dreamsby Edward Clodd

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99 US$ 3.47

    British polymath Edward Clodd was a banker who also established himself as a prominent thinker in the fields of anthropology and folklore. In Myths and Dreams, Clodd takes a look at the mythological beliefs of many cultures and societies, ranging from prehistoric times to the nineteenth century, providing keen insight into the ways that natural and... more...