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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.
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  



  
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, ...
  
  











  



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

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.
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  



  
Myth, Ritual And Religion, Vol. 2 (of 2), 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.
  
  











  



  
A Book of Myths, 2012

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.
  
  











  



  
Myths and Legends of Japan
F. Hadland Davis

Dover Publications, 1992

This handsomely illustrated book includes myths of gods, heroes, warriors; legends of Buddha, Benten and Daikoku; tales of the sea and of Mount Fuji; accounts of superstitions; and much more. 32 full-page illustrations offer compelling images of Buddha and the Dragon, The Firefly Battle, and other subjects of these myths.
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  



  
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.
  
  











  



  
The Frog Prince (Faerie Tale Collection)

StoneHouse Ink, 2014

A prince disguises himself to find true love— Prince Nolan has had enough of Princess Blythe—the woman to whom he has been betrothed since infancy—and her simpering letters. Does the princess truly not have a brain in her head? Never before has he communicated with someone who seemed so childish and spoiled. It was time he met her for himself, to decide if he could actually follow through with this marriage. But to do it right, she ...
  
  











  



  
Howl (Howl #1), 2011

One girl... two packs... what will she choose?   Samara's first date with Luke Davenport, the hot new guy at school, didn't go the way she planned. She was bitten by a wolf and not just any wolf: a werewolf. After she shifts for the first time, she meets her mysterious Alpha in the woods. As she begins to learn more about her family secret, she realizes that she has an important decision to make -- one that could hurt the ones she cares ...
  
  











  



  
Of Myth and Magic, 2011

A comparison of religion, philosophy and magick throughout history. Are all religions basically the same? What are the similarities between the New Age, Catholicism, Protestantism, Judaism, Mormonism and the Jehovah’s Witnesses? What do paganism and Gnostic Christianity have in common? Is secular humanism really superior to “mere religion” or just another means to the same end? Is there any truly original supernatural philosophy? What sets ...
  
  











  



  
The Wolf Fey Novelette (The Frost Series)

theEDGEbooks.com, 2011

Logan is one of the shifter fairies - fairies who can shift into wolf shape. The Wolf Fey is Logan's open and raw story before Bitter Frost (Frost #1) about the Wolf Fey, and a hint of his destiny. Will it be with Breena? This is a novelette introducing a new werewolf mythology based on the concept that werewolves have fairy blood in them in order to help them shift. This is their magic. Book 2:  The Red Wolf - Available Book 3: Wolf ...
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  



  
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. ...
  
  











  



  
Myths of the Greeks and Romans (Meridian)
Michael Grant

Plume, 1995

This work provides an analysis of the influence of the classic myth on the study and execution of artistic and scientific endeavours throughout the ages. The book summarizes all the myths and legends of the lesser Gods and heroes, and traces their origins in historical fact or religious myth. It also shows how myths have continued to evolve throughout the ages.
  
  











  



  
The Myth of Mirror Neurons: The Real Neuroscience of Communication and Cognition
Gregory Hickok

W. W. Norton & Company, 2014

An essential reconsideration of one of the most far-reaching theories in modern neuroscience and psychology. In 1992, a group of neuroscientists from Parma, Italy, reported a new class of brain cells discovered in the motor cortex of the macaque monkey. These cells, later dubbed mirror neurons, responded equally well during the monkey’s own motor actions, such as grabbing an object, and while the monkey watched someone else perform similar ...
  
  











  



  
MYTHS

English Prime Press, 2013

Hera was a gorgeous megab*tch, but she was fantastic at Scrabble. Aphrodite was just jealous. Salome was a Toddler in a Tiara, Athena was cute in a spunky, Ellen Page kinda way, and Scheherazade was an attention-starved blogger. Persephone and Hades were only on a trial separation. Pandora just opened the box because she was hella bored. In this short story collection by Erika Price (author of Corpus Callosum), gods and goddesses from bygone ...
  
  











  



  
Longclaws: STONE GATES TRILOGY

Providence Press, 2007

Their world is crowded with active volcanoes, sulfur and acid rains, permanent thick clouds turn day into deep twilight. It is a violent place: moment-to-moment survival is victory, every creature is constantly predator and prey, sleep is certain death. This is home to the longclaws, beings of super-human speed, strength and senses. Their predatory skills allow them only a tenuous niche in their hellish environment. Though smart and ...
  
  











  








   



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