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Kerényi, Karl 1897-1973

Overview
Works: 699 works in 3,077 publications in 17 languages and 26,819 library holdings
Genres: Illustrated works  Pictorial works  Art  Records and correspondence  History  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator, Author of introduction, wpr, Contributor, Honoree, Other, Commentator for written text, Correspondent, Commentator, Dedicatee, Recipient, Compiler
Classifications: E99.W7, 292.211
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Most widely held works by Karl Kerényi
Essays on a science of mythology; the myth of the divine child and the mysteries of Eleusis by C. G Jung( Book )

165 editions published between 1941 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 2,159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The gods of the Greeks by Karl Kernyi( Book )

277 editions published between 1950 and 2014 in 14 languages and held by 1,900 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reconstructs the mythological histories of the divinities and the origin and destiny of mankind from ancient writings and artifacts
The trickster : a study in American Indian mythology by Paul Radin( Book )

30 editions published between 1956 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 1,543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Few myths have so wide a distribution as the one, known by the name of the Trickster, which we are presenting here. For few can we so confidently assert that they belong to the oldest expressions of mankind. Few other myths have persisted with their fundamental content unchanged. The Trickster myth is found in clearly recognizable form among the simplest aboriginal tribes and among the complex. We encounter it among the ancient Greeks, the Chinese, the Japanese and in the Semitic world. Many of the Trickster's traits were perpetuated in the figure of the mediaeval jester, and have survived right up to the present day in the Punch-and-Judy plays and in the clown. Although repeatedly combined with other myths and frequently drastically reorganized and reinterpreted, its basic plot seems always to have succeeded in reasserting itself. ... The following paper is the presentation of one such Trickster myth, that found among the Siouan-speaking Winnebago of central Wisconsin and eastern Nebraska. -- Prefactory note (p. xxiii)
The heroes of the Greeks by Karl Kernyi( Book )

89 editions published between 1951 and 1997 in 6 languages and held by 1,211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Records the histories of ancient warriors and demi-gods depicted in classical mythology and art treasures
Asklepios : archetypal image of the physician's existence by Karl Kernyi( Book )

85 editions published between 1948 and 1999 in 5 languages and held by 1,182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Religion / Medizin / Griechen
Eleusis : archetypal image of mother and daughter by Karl Kernyi( Book )

54 editions published between 1960 and 1991 in 3 languages and held by 1,126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Sanctuary of Eleusis, near Athens, was the centre of a religious cult that endured for nearly two thousand years and whose initiates came from all parts of the civilized world. Looking at the tendency to 'see visions', the author examines the Mysteries of Eleusis from the standpoint not only of Greek myth but also of human nature. He holds that the yearly autumnal 'mysteries' were based on the ancient myth of Demeter's search for her ravished daughter Persephone -- a search that he equates not only with woman's quest for completion but also with every person's pursuit of identity. As he explores what the content of the mysteries may have been for those who experienced them, he draws on the study of archaeology, objects of art, and religious history, and suggests rich parallels from other mythologies
Dionysos; archetypal image of the indestructible life by Karl Kernyi( Book )

54 editions published between 1975 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"No other god of the Greeks is as widely present in the monuments and nature of Greece and Italy, in the sensuous tradition of antiquity, as Dionysos. In myth and image, in visionary experience and ritual representation, the Greeks possessed a complete expression of indestructible life, the essence of Dionysos. In this work the noted mythologist and historian of religion Carl Kerenyi presents an historical account of the religion of Dionysos from its beginnings in the Minoan culture down to its transition to a cosmic and cosmopolitan religion of late antiquity under the Roman Empire." "From the wealth of Greek literary, epigraphic, and monumental traditions, Kerenyi constructs a picture of Dionysian worship, always underlining the constitutive element of myth. Included in this study are the secret cult scenes of the women's mysteries both within and beyond Attica, the mystic sacrificial rite at Delphi, and the great public Dionysian festivals at Athens. The way in which the Athenian people received and assimilated tragedy in its immanent connection with Dionysos is seen as the greatest miracle in all cultural history. Tragedy and New Comedy are seen as high spiritual forms of the Dionysian religion, and the Dionysian element itself is seen as a chapter in the religious history of Europe."--Jacket
The religion of the Greeks and Romans by Karl Kernyi( Book )

43 editions published between 1962 and 1977 in 4 languages and held by 1,063 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prometheus : archetypal image of human existence by Karl Kernyi( Book )

28 editions published between 1962 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 935 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Prometheus the god stole fire from heaven and bestowed it on humans. In punishment, Zeus chained him to a rock, where an eagle clawed unceasingly at his liver, until Herakles freed him. For the Greeks, the myth of Prometheus's release reflected a primordial law of existence and the fate of humankind. Carl Kerenyi examines the story of Prometheus and the very process of mythmaking as a reflection of the archetypal function and seeks to discover how this primitive tale was invested with a universal fatality, first in the Greek imagination, and then in the Western tradition of Romantic poetry. Kerenyi traces the evolving myth from Hesiod and Aeschylus, and in its epic treatment by Goethe and Shelly; he moves on to consider the myth from the perspective of Jungian psychology, as the archetype of human daring signifying the transformation of suffering into the mystery of the sacrifice."--Jacket
Mythology and humanism : the correspondence of Thomas Mann and Karl Kerényi by Thomas Mann( Book )

15 editions published between 1960 and 1975 in German and English and held by 709 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evil; essays( Book )

4 editions published between 1967 and 1980 in English and held by 655 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zeus and Hera : archetypal image of father, husband, and wife by Karl Kernyi( Book )

19 editions published between 1972 and 2015 in English and German and held by 607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What did Zeus mean to the Greeks? And who was Hera, united with Zeus historically and archetypally as if they were a human pair? C. Kerenyi fills a gap in our knowledge of the religious history of Europe by responding to these questions. Examining the word Zeus and its Greek synonyms theos and daimon, the author traces the origins of Greek religion in the Minoan-Mycenacan civilization. He shows how Homer's view of the gods decisively shaped the literary and artistic tradition of Greek divine mythology. The emergence of the Olympian family is seen as the expression of a humane Zeus cult determ
The voyages of Ulysses; a photographic interpretation of Homer's classic by Erich Lessing( Book )

26 editions published between 1965 and 1977 in 5 languages and held by 595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Antike Religion by Karl Kernyi( Book )

93 editions published between 1940 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The adventures of Ulysses; Homer's epic in pictures by Erich Lessing( Book )

16 editions published between 1969 and 1977 in 4 languages and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hermes, guide of souls : the mythologem of the masculine source of life by Karl Kernyi( Book )

38 editions published between 1942 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Greece in color by R. G Hoegler( Book )

40 editions published between 1956 and 1989 in 3 languages and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Foto's, informatieve teksten en literaire fragmenten geven impressies van het moderne en klassieke Griekenland
Athene : virgin and mother : a study of Pallas Athene by Karl Kernyi( Book )

26 editions published between 1952 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The author's careful rendering of the many aspects of Athene's myth demonstrates a profound understanding of feminine intelligence both in its fierceness and its darker animal nature - especially apparent in the symbolism of owl, goat, horse and Gorgo."--GoogleBooks
Goddesses of Sun and Moon : Circe, Aphrodite, Medea, Niobe by Karl Kernyi( Book )

35 editions published between 1944 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Eröffnung des Zugangs zum Mythos. Ein Lesebuch by Karl Kernyi( Book )

38 editions published between 1967 and 1996 in German and Undetermined and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Dionysos; archetypal image of the indestructible life
Alternative Names
Karl Kernyi

Karl Kernyi ungarischer klassischer Philologe und Religionswissenschaftler

Kroly Kernyi

Kroly Kernyi classical philologist

Kroly Kernyi filologo e storico delle religioni ungherese

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Kernyi, Carolus 1897-1973

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Kernyi, K. (Karl), 1897-1973

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Kernyi, Kroly

Kernyi, Kroly 1897-1973

Καρλ Κερένυι

Кереньи К. 1897-1973

Кереньи, Карл

Кереньи, Карл 1897-1973

קרני, קרל 1897-1973

カール・ケレーニイ

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The gods of the GreeksThe trickster : a study in American Indian mythologyThe heroes of the GreeksEleusis : archetypal image of mother and daughterDionysos; archetypal image of the indestructible lifePrometheus : archetypal image of human existenceHermes, guide of souls : the mythologem of the masculine source of lifeAthene : virgin and mother : a study of Pallas Athene