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The Power of Myth
Joseph Campbell

Anchor, 1991

Finally available in a popularly priced,  non-illustrated, smaller-format edition, which is ideal  for the college market and general reader alike,  this extraordinary best-seller is a brilliant  evocation of the noted scholar's teachings on mythology.


D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths
Ingri d'Aulaire, Edgar Parin d'Aulaire

Delacorte Books for Young Readers, 1992

No education is complete without a large slice of Greek mythology. And there's no better way of meeting that literary quota than with the D'Aulaires' book. All the great gods and goddesses of ancient Greece are depicted in this big, beautiful classic, lovingly illustrated and skillfully told. Young readers will be dazzled by mighty Zeus, lord of the universe; stirred by elegant Athena, goddess of wisdom; intimidated by powerful Hera, ...


Myth, Ritual and Religion - Volume 1, 2011

This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.


Myth and Meaning: Cracking the Code of Culture
Claude Levi-Strauss

Schocken, 1995

Ever since the rise of science and the scientific method in the seventeenth century, we have rejected mythology as the product of superstitious and primitive minds. Only now are we coming to a fuller appreciation of the nature and role of myth in human history. In these five lectures originally prepared for Canadian radio, Claude Lévi-Strauss offers, in brief summations, the insights of a lifetime spent interpreting myths and trying to discover ...


The Norse Myths (Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library)
Kevin Crossley-Holland

Pantheon, 1981

Here are thirty-two classic myths that bring the Viking world vividly to life. The mythic legacy of the Scandinavians includes a cycle of stories filled with magnificent images from pre-Christian Europe. Gods, humans, and monstrous beasts engage in prodigious drinking bouts, contests of strength, greedy schemes for gold, and lusty encounters. The Norse pantheon includes Odin, the wisest and most fearsome of the gods; Thor, the thundering ...


Myths to Live By
Joseph Campbell

Penguin Books, 1993

What is a properly functioning mythology and what are its functions? Can we use myths to help relieve our modern anxiety, or do they help foster it? In Myths to Live by, Joseph Campbell explores the enduring power of the universal myths that influence our lives daily and examines the myth-making process from the primitive past to the immediate present, retuning always to the source from which all mythology springs: the creative imagination. ...


Heroes, Gods and Monsters of the Greek Myths
Bernard Evslin

Laurel Leaf, 1984

The earth breeds giants and ogres of indescribable horror -- the heavens hold omnipotent gods and goddesses, abounding in courage, strength and wisdom. Zeus, the almighty king of the gods, who cannot resist feminine beauty -- mortal or divine, and his jealous and vengeful wife, Hera. Perseus, fearless mortal warrior, who takes on an impossible challenge: slaying the monstrous Medusa, whose glance turns men to stone. The Minotaur, ...


A Book of Myths, 2012

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Myths & Legends: An illustrated guide to their origins and meanings
Philip Wilkinson

DK ADULT, 2009

Myths & Legends retells the stories central to every culture that have been passed down from generation to generation for thousands of years. Coverage extends from the well-known tales of the Ancient Greeks, which hold the key to the origin of such phrases as "Achille's heel," to the lesser-known, but richly colorful, myths of the Americas and the East. Topic spreads explore characters and stories in terms of their cultural, psychological, and ...


A Short History of Myth
Karen Armstrong

Canongate U.S., 2006

“Human beings have always been mythmakers.” So begins best-selling writer Karen Armstrong’s concise yet compelling investigation into myth: what it is, how it has evolved, and why we still so desperately need it. She takes us from the Paleolithic period and the myths of the hunters right up to the “Great Western Transformation” of the last five hundred years and the discrediting of myth by science. The history of myth is the history of ...


Giants, Monsters, and Dragons: An Encyclopedia of Folklore, Legend, and Myth
Carol Rose

W. W. Norton & Company, 2001

"Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! have nothing on Rose, at home in a thicket of menacing creatures."— Choice We have always conjured up creatures never seen in nature, from flying horses and two-headed birds to fire-breathing dragons and enormous killer skunks, as well as fantastic distortions of our own image, from giants to nubile maidens. In these pages you will meet extraordinary beings from Hindu and Navajo religions, Scandinavian ...


The Lincoln Myth: A Novel (Cotton Malone)
Steve Berry

Ballantine Books, 2014

Steve Berry returns with his latest thriller, a Cotton Malone adventure involving a flaw in the United States Constitution, a mystery about Abraham Lincoln, and a political issue that’s as explosive as it is timely—not only in Malone’s world, but in ours.   September 1861: All is not as it seems. With these cryptic words, a shocking secret passed down from president to president comes to rest in the hands of Abraham Lincoln. And ...


Myths and Folk Tales of Ireland, 2011

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Zeus (The God Chronicles Book 1)

Moonstruck Media, 2013

Vegas is not where Karly had imagined herself to be at this point in her life.She was supposed to be living in California, soaking up the sun and enjoying the life of an artist. Instead, she's just moving out of her parent's house and going to a school that could loosely be called her second choice. When she meets Zeus Drakos, owner of the new hit casino and resort in town, he seems just like every other jerk guy out there. How was she supposed ...


Myths and Legends of All Nations; Famous Stories from the Greek, German, English, Spanish, Scandinavian, ...
Logan Marshall

Red and Black Publishers, 2008

A collection of myths, legends and folklore from around the world. Includes the stories of Prometheus, Hercules, Beowulf, Siegfried, Frithiof the Bold, Ilia Muromec, Roland, El Cid, and others.


Myths That Every Child Should Know A Selection Of The Classic Myths Of All Times For Young People, 2012

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Magic, Myth & Majesty (7 Fantasy Novels), ...

Steel Magnolia Press, 2014

7 Full-Length Epic Fantasy Novels by 7 Bestselling Authors 550+ Amazon reviews with nearly 300 5-stars and a 4.2 average across all 7 books! Find half-orcs, thieves, wizards, tested loyalties, magicked weapons, dragon wars and more in these first books of 7 popular series. No cliff-hangers! Let the adventures begin... WEIGHT OF BLOOD (The Half-Orcs) - David Dalglish The struggles of two half-orc brothers will soon bathe the land ...


Myth: A Very Short Introduction
Robert A. Segal

Oxford University Press, 2004

A survey of the past 300 years of theorizing on myth, this book takes into account the work of such prominent thinkers as Albert Camus, Claude Lévi-Strauss, C. G. Jung, and Sigmund Freud. It focuses on different approaches to myth, from all of the major disciplines--including science, religion, philosophy, literature, and psychology. Robert Segal considers the future study of myth, and the possible function of myth in the world as the adult ...


Myth: Guardians of the Word
Jolea M. Harrison

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2012

Behind the veil that separates the living from the dead, awaits the teeming horde. Evil bides its time, probing for weakness. It slithers across the divide, searching for the weak, the insane, the criminal mind, and even the average citizen of Cobalt, commanding them. The order is to kill. The target... Seventeen-year-old Dynan Telaerin's biggest challenge is keeping the woman he loves and the brother he adores from being in the same room at ...


Myths of the Norsemen: From the Eddas and Sagas
H A. Guerber

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2013

Myths Of The Norsemen From The Eddas And Sagas is a work by H. A. Guerber now brought to you in this new edition of the timeless classic.



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