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From girl to goddess : the heroine's journey through myth and legend

Author: Valerie Estelle Frankel
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., 2010.
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"This book explores the universal heroine's journey as she quests through world myth. Numerous stories from cultures as varied as Scotland and Africa reveal heroines who battle for safety and identity, thereby upsetting popular notions of the passive, gentle heroine. Only after she has defeated her dark side and reintegrated can the heroine become the bestower of wisdom"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Folklore
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Valerie Estelle Frankel
ISBN: 9780786448319 0786448318
OCLC Number: 601049338
Description: x, 366 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Growing Up: The Ordinary World --
1. Whispers in the Darkness: The Call to Adventure --
The Wild Swans (Denmark) --
2. Sleeping Beauty's Chrysalis: The Refusal of the Call --
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Exploring the universal heroine's journey as she quests through world myth, this book includes numerous stories from cultures such as Scotland and Africa to reveal heroines who battle for safety and  Read more...

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by valeriefrankel (WorldCat user published 2010-08-08) Excellent Permalink

Many are familiar with Joseph Campbell's theory of the hero's journey, the idea that every man from Moses to Hercules grows to...
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Perfect for women studies or myth!

by donnakanter1 (WorldCat user published 2011-02-17) Excellent Permalink

Who knew those familiar fairy tales we all grew up with as children could be so relevant, enlightening teens and adults to the workings of our modern world? Laced with familiar and not so familiar ancient myths and tales with variations on the same themes, Ms. Frankel's book. "From Girl to Goddess"...
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