Mythology Author Edith Hamilton
ISBN-10 9780316032162
Release 2012-06-25
Pages 512
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The world-renowned classic that has enthralled and delighted millions of readers with its timeless tales of gods and heroes. Edith Hamilton's mythology succeeds like no other book in bringing to life for the modern reader the Greek, Roman and Norse myths that are the keystone of Western culture-the stories of gods and heroes that have inspired human creativity from antiquity to the present. We follow the drama of the Trojan War and the wanderings of Odysseus. We hear the tales of Jason and the Golden Fleece, Cupid and Psyche, and mighty King Midas. We discover the origins of the names of the constellations. And we recognize reference points for countless works for art, literature and culture inquiry-from Freud's Oedipus complex to Wagner's Ring Cycle of operas to Eugene O'Neill's Mourning Becomes Electra Both a reference text for scholars of all ages and a book to simply enjoy, Mythology is a classic not to be missed.


Mythology Author Edith Hamilton
ISBN-10 0316341142
Release 1942-01-30
Pages 497
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A collection of Greek, Roman, and Norse mythology including eight genealogical tables

Greek Mythology

Greek Mythology Author Fritz Graf
ISBN-10 0801853958
Release 1996-05-09
Pages 264
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This revised translation of Fritz Graf's highly acclaimed introduction to Greek mythology 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 17th century to the present. First surveying the various definitions of myth that have been advanced, Graf proceeds to examine topics such as the relationship between Greek myths and epic poetry, the connection between particular myths and shrines or holy festivals, the use of myth in Greek song and tragedy, and the uses and interpretations of myth by philosophers and allegorists.

A Companion to Greek Mythology

A Companion to Greek Mythology Author Ken Dowden
ISBN-10 1444396935
Release 2011-03-21
Pages 672
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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 Author Aileen M. Carroll
ISBN-10 0825128714
Release 1997-01-01
Pages 120
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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.

Structure and History in Greek Mythology and Ritual

Structure and History in Greek Mythology and Ritual Author Walter Burkert
ISBN-10 0520047702
Release 1982
Pages 226
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Discusses the concept of myth, looks at the traditions of Greek ritual, and considers specific Greek myths

Lord of the Rings

Lord of the Rings Author Jane Chance
ISBN-10 0813190177
Release 2001
Pages 162
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" When the first American tax on distilled spirits was established in 1791, violence broke out in Pennsylvania. The resulting Whiskey Rebellion sent hundreds of families down the Ohio River by flatboat, stills on board, to settle anew in the fertile bottomlands of Kentucky. Here they used cold limestone spring water to make bourbon and found that corn produced even better yields of whiskey than rye. Thus, the licit and illicit branches of the distilling industry grew up side by side in the state. This is the story of the illicit side -- the moonshiners' craft and craftsmanship, as practiced in Kentucky. A glossary of moonshiner argot sheds light on such colorful terms as "puker," "slop," and "weed-monkey." David Maurer's tone is tongue-in-cheek, but he provides a realistic look at the Kentucky moonshiner and the moonshining industry.

The Oxford Companion to World Mythology

The Oxford Companion to World Mythology Author David Leeming
ISBN-10 9780195156690
Release 2005-11-17
Pages 469
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Consists of nearly two thousand entries covering all aspects of mythology, including Greek, Roman, Native American, Indian, Japanese, Sumerian, and Egyptian.

Encyclopedia of Greek and Roman Mythology

Encyclopedia of Greek and Roman Mythology Author Luke Roman
ISBN-10 9781438126395
Release 2010
Pages 561
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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.

Norse Mythology

Norse Mythology Author Neil Gaiman
ISBN-10 9780393609103
Release 2017-02-07
Pages 256
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Introducing an instant classic—master storyteller Neil Gaiman presents a dazzling version of the great Norse myths. Neil Gaiman has long been inspired by ancient mythology in creating the fantastical realms of his fiction. Now he turns his attention back to the source, presenting a bravura rendition of the great northern tales. In Norse Mythology, Gaiman stays true to the myths in envisioning the major Norse pantheon: Odin, the highest of the high, wise, daring, and cunning; Thor, Odin’s son, incredibly strong yet not the wisest of gods; and Loki—son of a giant—blood brother to Odin and a trickster and unsurpassable manipulator. Gaiman fashions these primeval stories into a novelistic arc that begins with the genesis of the legendary nine worlds and delves into the exploits of deities, dwarfs, and giants. Once, when Thor’s hammer is stolen, Thor must disguise himself as a woman—difficult with his beard and huge appetite—to steal it back. More poignant is the tale in which the blood of Kvasir—the most sagacious of gods—is turned into a mead that infuses drinkers with poetry. The work culminates in Ragnarok, the twilight of the gods and rebirth of a new time and people. Through Gaiman’s deft and witty prose emerge these gods with their fiercely competitive natures, their susceptibility to being duped and to duping others, and their tendency to let passion ignite their actions, making these long-ago myths breathe pungent life again.

Dictionary of Polynesian Mythology

Dictionary of Polynesian Mythology Author Robert D. Craig
ISBN-10 0313258902
Release 1989-01-01
Pages 409
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In this first reference guide to the mythology of these "Vikings of the Pacific," Craig reviews Polynesian legends, stories, gods, goddesses, and heroes in hundreds of alphabetical entries that succinctly describe both characters and events. His wide-ranging and thorough introduction set the subject in its geographic, historical, anthropological, and linguistic contexts, offering an illuminating overview of the origin of the Polynesians as a distinct people and tracing their voyages and settlements from Indonesia to Malaysia, Tonga, Samoa, the Marquesas, the various islands of eastern Polynesia, including Hawaii, and also to Easter Island, New Zealand, and beyond.

Greek Mythology

Greek Mythology Author Jim Ollhoff
ISBN-10 1617147214
Release 2011-01-01
Pages 32
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Collects stories from ancient Greek mythology, including the first gods, the gods of Mount Olympus, and the origin of the seasons.

Classical Mythology

Classical Mythology Author Mark P. O. Morford
ISBN-10 0195143388
Release 1999
Pages 681
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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 evidence from 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 to classical mythology features new translations, expanded critical coverage, an expanded art program, and a new web site.

Greek Mythology

Greek Mythology Author Simone Payment
ISBN-10 1404207716
Release 2005-09-01
Pages 64
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Provides a brief history of Greek mythology, describes the gods, goddesses, heroes, and heroines contained within it, and presents several myths.

Greek and Roman Mythology A to Z

Greek and Roman Mythology  A to Z Author Kathleen N. Daly
ISBN-10 9781438128009
Release 2009
Pages 177
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Alphabetically listed entries identify and explain the characters, events, important places, and other aspects of Greek and Roman mythology.

The Mythology of the Aryan Nations

The Mythology of the Aryan Nations Author
ISBN-10 HARVARD:32044041896010
Release 1870
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Mythology Myths Legends and Fantasies

Mythology  Myths  Legends and Fantasies Author Struik Publishers
ISBN-10 1770074538
Release 2007-11-02
Pages 528
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Mythology Myths Legends and Fantasies has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Mythology Myths Legends and Fantasies also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Mythology Myths Legends and Fantasies book for free.