The Oxford Companion to World Mythology Book
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The Oxford Companion to World Mythology


  • Author : David Leeming
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2005-11-17
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 469
  • ISBN 10 : 9780195156690

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The Oxford Companion to World Mythology Book Description :

Consists of nearly two thousand entries covering all aspects of mythology, including Greek, Roman, Native American, Indian, Japanese, Sumerian, and Egyptian.

Handbook of Classical Mythology Book
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Handbook of Classical Mythology


  • Author : William F. Hansen
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 394
  • ISBN 10 : 9781576072264

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Handbook of Classical Mythology Book Description :

Presents classic stories of the Greeks and Romans, along with geographical and historical background information.

Greek Mythology Book
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Greek Mythology


  • Author : Fritz Graf
  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Release Date : 1993-11
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 0801853958

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Greek Mythology Book Description :

Allegorists in ancient Greece attempted to find philosophical and physical truths in myth. Plato, who resolutely excluded myths from the sphere of truth, thought that they could express ideas in a realm he could not reach with dialectical reasoning. Freud built a science around the myth of Oedipus, saying that myths were "distorted wish dreams of entire nations, the dreams of early mankind." No body of myth has served more purposes - or been subject to more analysis - than Greek mythology. This is a revised translation of Fritz Graf's highly acclaimed introduction to Greek mythology, Griechische Mythologie: Eine Einfuhrung, originally published in 1985 by Artemis Verlag. Graf offers a chronological account of the principal Greek myths that appear in the surviving literary and artistic sources, and concurrently documents the history of interpretation of Greek mythology from the seventeenth century to the present. First surveying the various definitions of myth that have been advanced, Graf proceeds to look at the relationship between Greek myths and epic poetry; the absence of an "origin of man" myth in Creek mythology; and connection between particular myths and shrines or holy festivals; the harmony in Greek literature between myth and history; the use of myth in Greek song and tragedy; and the uses and interpretations of myth by philosophers and allegorists.

The Mythology Book Book

The Mythology Book


  • Author : DK
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2018-05-15
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9781465477491

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The Mythology Book Book Description :

Eighty of the world's greatest myths and characters, from the gods of Greek mythology to the Norse heroes, retold and explained with engaging text and bold graphics. From early creation stories to classical hero narratives and the recurring theme of the afterlife, experience each myth and unravel the meanings behind the stories, getting to the heart of the importance of mythology to different cultures worldwide. More than just stories, myths are a testament to the amazing creativity of humans striving to explain and make sense of the world around them. Here you will discover Zeus, god of the sky and ruler of the Olympian gods, and Loki, the cunning trickster with a knack for causing havoc, aided by his ability to change shape and gender. Beyond the gods and goddesses of Ancient Greek, Roman, and Norse myths, this book delves into the stories of the Australian aborigines, the Cherokee, and the Aztecs, each brimming with amazing characters and insights into human existence. This newest title in the bestselling Big Ideas series pairs engaging visual style with global coverage of world myths--profiling everything from the well-known tales of the Greeks, Norsemen, and Egyptians to the legends of the Caribbean, the Americas, Oceania, and East Asia--bringing the wisdom of the ages to life.

Egyptian Mythology Book
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Egyptian Mythology


  • Author : Geraldine Pinch
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 257
  • ISBN 10 : 9780195170245

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Egyptian Mythology Book Description :

From stories of resurrected mummies and thousand-year-old curses to powerful pharaohs and the coveted treasures of the Great Pyramids, ancient Egypt has had an unfaltering grip on the modern imagination. Now, in Egyptian Mythology, Geraldine Pinch offers a comprehensive introduction that untangles the mystery of Egyptian Myth. Spanning Ancient Egyptian culture--from 3200 BC to AD 400--Pinch opens a door to this hidden world and casts light on its often misunderstood belief system. She discusses the nature of myths and the history of Egypt, from the predynastic to the postpharaonic period. She explains how Egyptian culture developed around the flooding of the Nile, or the "inundation," a phenomenon on which the whole welfare of the country depended, and how aspects of the inundation were personified as deities. She explains that the usually cloudless skies made for a preoccupation with the stars and planets. Indeed, much early Egyptian mythology may have developed to explain the movement of these celestial bodies. She provides a timeline covering the seven stages in the mythical history of Egypt and outlining the major events of each stage, such as the reign of the sun God. A substantial A to Z section covers the principal themes and concepts of Egyptian mythology as well as the most important deities, demons, and other characters. For anyone who wants to know about Anubis, the terrifying canine god who presided over the mummification of bodies and guarded burials, or Hathor, the golden goddess who helped women to give birth and the dead to be reborn, or an explanation of the nun, the primeval ocean from which all life came, Egyptian Mythology is the place to look.

Classical Mythology in English Literature Book

Classical Mythology in English Literature


  • Author : Geoffrey Miles
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Pages : 456
  • ISBN 10 : 0415147557

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Classical Mythology in English Literature Book Description :

Classical Mythology in English Literature brings together a range of English versions of three classical myths. It allows students to explore the ways in which they have been reinterpreted and reinvented by writers throughout history. Beginning with a concise introduction to the principle Greco-Roman gods and heroes, the anthology then focuses on three stories: * Orpheus, the great musician and his quest to free his wife Eurydice from death * Venus and Adonis, the love goddess and the beautiful youth she loved * Pygmalion, the master sculptor who fell in love with his creation. Each section begins with the classical sources and ends with contemporary versions, showing how each myth has been used/abused or appropriated since its origins

A Companion to Greek Mythology Book
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A Companion to Greek Mythology


  • Author : Ken Dowden
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2011-03-21
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 672
  • ISBN 10 : 1444396935

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A Companion to Greek Mythology Book Description :

A Companion to Greek Mythology presents a series of essays that explore the phenomenon of Greek myth from its origins in shared Indo-European story patterns and the Greeks’ contacts with their Eastern Mediterranean neighbours through its development as a shared language and thought-system for the Greco-Roman world. Features essays from a prestigious international team of literary experts Includes coverage of Greek myth’s intersection with history, philosophy and religion Introduces readers to topics in mythology that are often inaccessible to non-specialists Addresses the Hellenistic and Roman periods as well as Archaic and Classical Greece

Mythology  Oxford Bibliographies Online Research Guide Book

Mythology Oxford Bibliographies Online Research Guide


  • Author : Oxford University Press
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2010-05-01
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 54
  • ISBN 10 : 0199803021

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Mythology Oxford Bibliographies Online Research Guide Book Description :

This ebook is a selective guide designed to help scholars and students of the ancient world find reliable sources of information by directing them to the best available scholarly materials in whatever form or format they appear from books, chapters, and journal articles to online archives, electronic data sets, and blogs. Written by a leading international authority on the subject, the ebook provides bibliographic information supported by direct recommendations about which sources to consult and editorial commentary to make it clear how the cited sources are interrelated. A reader will discover, for instance, the most reliable introductions and overviews to the topic, and the most important publications on various areas of scholarly interest within this topic. In classics, as in other disciplines, researchers at all levels are drowning in potentially useful scholarly information, and this guide has been created as a tool for cutting through that material to find the exact source you need. This ebook is just one of many articles from Oxford Bibliographies Online: Classics, a continuously updated and growing online resource designed to provide authoritative guidance through the scholarship and other materials relevant to the study of classics. Oxford Bibliographies Online covers most subject disciplines within the social science and humanities, for more information visit www.aboutobo.com.

Classical Mythology Book
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Classical Mythology


  • Author : Mark P. O. Morford
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 681
  • ISBN 10 : 0195143388

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Classical Mythology Book Description :

Classical Mythology, Sixth Edition, continues to build on its best-selling tradition of focusing on the literary tradition of Greek and Roman mythology through extensive translations of original mythological sources. Its coverage of comparative and interpretative approaches as well as evidencefrom art and archeology is expanded in this edition. Morford and Lenardon's insightful and accessible discussion of classical myths in their historical and cultural settings, as well as their survival in literature, art, music, and film, remains unparalleled: This comprehensive introduction toclassical mythology features new translations, expanded critical coverage, an expanded art program, and a new web site.

Greek Mythology and Poetics Book

Greek Mythology and Poetics


  • Author : Gregory Nagy
  • Publisher : Cornell University Press
  • Release Date : 1992
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Pages : 363
  • ISBN 10 : 0801480485

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Greek Mythology and Poetics Book Description :

Gregory Nagy here provides a far-reaching assessment of the relationship between myth and ritual in ancient Greek society. Nagy illuminates in particular the forces of interaction and change that transformed the Indo-European linguistic and cultural heritage into distinctly Greek social institutions between the eighth and the fifth centuries B.C. Included in the volume are thirteen of Nagy's major essays--all extensively revised for book publication--on various aspects of the Hellenization of Indo-European poetics, myth and ritual, and social ideology. The primary aim of this book is to examine the Greek language as a reflection of society, with special attention to its function as a vehicle for transmitting mythology and poetics. Nagy's emphasis on the language of the Greeks, and on its comparison with the testimony of related Indo-European languages such as Latin, Indic, and Hittite, reflects his long-standing interest in Indo-European linguistics. The individual chapters examine the development of Hellenic poetics in the traditions of Homer and Hesiod; the Hellenization of Indo-European myths and rituals, including myths of the afterlife, rituals of fire, and symbols in the Greek lyric; and the Hellenization of Indo-European social ideology, with reference to such cultural institutions as the concept of the city-state. A path-breaking application of the principles of social anthropology, comparative mythology, historical linguistics, and oral poetry theory to the study of classics, Greek Mythology and Poetics will be an invaluable resource for classicists and other scholars of linguistics and literary theory.

Indian Mythology Book

Indian Mythology


  • Author : Devdutt Pattanaik
  • Publisher : Inner Traditions / Bear & Co
  • Release Date : 2003-04-24
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN 10 : 0892818700

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Indian Mythology Book Description :

An exploration of 99 classic myths of India provides a fresh understanding of the Hindu spiritual landscapes and pantheon of gods and goddesses. Two 16-page color inserts.

Thematic Guide to World Mythology Book
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Thematic Guide to World Mythology


  • Author : Lorena Laura Stookey
  • Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 244
  • ISBN 10 : 0313315051

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Thematic Guide to World Mythology Book Description :

Examines reoccurring themes and patterns in the mythologies of many ancient and modern cultures.

Mythology Book

Mythology


  • Author : Aileen M. Carroll
  • Publisher : Walch Publishing
  • Release Date : 1997
  • Genre: Drama
  • Pages : 120
  • ISBN 10 : 0825128714

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Mythology Book Description :

How do ancient myths relate to contemporary life? The answer lies within this resource, where Greek, Norse, Arthurian, Egyptian, Chinese, African, and Native American myths are narrated and then re-examined through questions, poems, puzzles, family trees, and more. 41 high-interest lessons, each with a reading passage followed by activities Teacher notes include a vocabulary and pronunciation guide, answer key, and suggested extension activities.

Greek and Roman Mythology  A to Z Book
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Greek and Roman Mythology A to Z


  • Author : Kathleen N. Daly
  • Publisher : Infobase Publishing
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: Mythology, Classical
  • Pages : 177
  • ISBN 10 : 9781438128009

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Greek and Roman Mythology A to Z Book Description :

Alphabetically listed entries identify and explain the characters, events, important places, and other aspects of Greek and Roman mythology.

Chinese Mythology Book

Chinese Mythology


  • Author : Anne Birrell
  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Release Date : 1999-04-26
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 322
  • ISBN 10 : 0801861837

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Chinese Mythology Book Description :

In Chinese Mythology, Anne Birrell provides English translations of some 300 representative myth narratives selected from over 100 classical texts, many of which have never before been translated into any Western language. Organizing the narratives according to themes and motifs common to world mythology, Birrell addresses issues of source, dating, attribution, textural variants, multiforms, and context. Drawing on exhaustive work in comparative mythology, she surveys the development of Chinese myth studies, summarizes the contribution of Chinese and Japanese scholars to the study of Chinese myth since the 1920s, and examines special aspects of traditional approaches to Chinese myth. The result is an unprecedented guide to the study of Chinese myth for specialists and nonspecialists alike.

Encyclopedia of Greek and Roman Mythology Book
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Encyclopedia of Greek and Roman Mythology


  • Author : Luke Roman
  • Publisher : Infobase Publishing
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: Mythology, Classical
  • Pages : 561
  • ISBN 10 : 9781438126395

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Encyclopedia of Greek and Roman Mythology Book Description :

Greek and Roman mythology has fascinated people for more than two millennia, and its influence on cultures throughout Europe, America, North Africa, and the Middle East attests to the universal appeal of the stories. This title examines the best-known figures of Greek and Roman mythology together with the great works of classic literature.

Mythology Book

Mythology


  • Author : Scott Lewis
  • Publisher : Independently Published
  • Release Date : 2019-05-10
  • Genre:
  • Pages : 584
  • ISBN 10 : 1097701689

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Mythology Book Description :

Do you know how many wives Zeus had? Or how the famous Trojan War was caused by one beautiful lady? Or how Thor got his hammer? Give your imagination a real treat. This Mega Mythology Collection is for you. Get 8 books with the price of 3 today! Greek Mythology: From the beginning of the Cosmos to the Odyssey, be ready to venture into an exciting world of love, loyalty, infidelity, vengeance, deception, and intrigue! Learn about: - Hear about the creation myth that started it all. - Travel to Mount Olympus and live among the gods and goddesses. - Tag along with the heroes and villains on their quests from high above on Mount Olympus to Earth and then beneath the surface to the gloomy world of Hades. - Learn about the fascinating Greek gods and goddesses and the rivalry between them. Celtic Mythology: In this all-inclusive guide to Celtic mythology, you will be able to follow the adventures of the Celts through history and understand the true meaning behind popular myths. This comprehensive Celtic mythology guide will allow you to embark on an epic adventure through: - Introduction to the Celts - The Mythological Cycle: The Children of Lir and The Wooing of Étain - The Ulster Cycle: The Life of Cú Chulainn - The Fenian Cycle: Stories of Finn mac Cúmhaill - The Kings' Cycle: Stories of Cormac mac Airt - Welsh Mythology: The Four Branches of Mabinogi and Classic Welsh Myths Norse Mythology: Norse Mythology: Classic Stories of the Norse Gods, Goddesses, Heroes, and Monsters contains stories passed down from the ancient Norse religion, practiced by the Vikings and other northern people who live in modern-day Scandinavia, Iceland, and throughout the British Isles. Inside this book, you will find myths that answer the following questions: - How did Odin form the world from Ymir's body and make men and women from wood? - What are the names of the nine realms and who (or what) live in them? - Why does Odin have only one eye, and why does Tyr have only one hand? - Where th

Mythology Book

Mythology


  • Author : David Adams Leeming
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
  • Release Date : 1998-05-28
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9780195121537

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Mythology Book Description :

In Mythology, David Leeming offers an unusual and effective approach to the subject of mythology by stressing universal themes through myths of many cultures. This anthology collects a wide array of narrative texts from the Bible to English literature to interpretations by Joseph Campbell, C.G. Jung, and others, which illustrate how myths serve whole societies in our universal search for meaning. Leeming illuminates the various stages or rites of passage of the universal mythic hero, from birth to childhood, through trial and quest, death, descent, rebirth, and ascension. Real figures, including Jesus and Mohammed, are included, underlining the theory that myths are psychically real and can be applied to real life. This edition is updated to include additional heroine myths, as well as Navajo, Indonesian, Indian, Chinese, and African tales. Myths might be called the dreams of humankind, Leeming writes. With Mythology, he provides an essential resource not only for those wishing to advance their knowledge of this vast subject, but for anyone who wants to better understand the human psyche.

Epic Mythology Book

Epic Mythology


  • Author : Edward Washburn Hopkins
  • Publisher : Biblo & Tannen Publishers
  • Release Date : 1968-06
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0819602280

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Middle Eastern Mythology Book
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Middle Eastern Mythology


  • Author : S. H. Hooke
  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Release Date : 2004-01-01
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 198
  • ISBN 10 : 0486435512

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Middle Eastern Mythology Book Description :

The role of mythology in ritual and its place in the origins of customs, cults, and hero worship are the areas covered by this survey. Based on firsthand sources, this book recounts the legends of the Egyptians, Babylonians, Assyrians, Hittites, and Canaanites, in addition to discussing the mythological elements of the Jewish apocalyptic literature and the New Testament. The author's well-documented commentary highlights the similarities between various Middle Eastern legends and offers revealing citations from documents, tablets, and inscriptions recovered by archaeological excavations. It contains 16 black-and-white illustrations.