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Myths and their meaning

Author: Max J Herzberg
Publisher: Boston : Allyn and Bacon, ©1984.
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Herzberg, Max J. (Max John), 1886-
Myths and their meaning.
Boston : Allyn and Bacon, ©1984
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Max J Herzberg
ISBN: 0205080014 9780205080014 0205084370 9780205084371
OCLC Number: 10316842
Description: ix, 357 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
Responsibility: Max J. Herzberg.

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Meaning of Myths (Birth of Myths, Why Myths Are Studied, Where Myths Are Found) -- Part One: Myths of Greece and Rome -- How the World Began (Coming of the Gods, Four Ages of Man, Dowry of Pandora and Punishment of Prometheus) -- Gods of the Sky (On Mount Olympus, Jupiter Juno and Vesta, Children of Jupiter and Juno, Other Children of Jupiter, Minor Deities of Olympus) -- Stories of Jupiter and Minerva (Europa and Her Kin, Oedipus, Callisto and Her Son, Baucis and Philemon, Two Contests of Minerva) -- Stories of Venus (Venus and Adonis, Cupid and Psyche, Atalanta and Hippomenes, Pygmalion and Galatea, Hero and Leander, Pyramus and Thisbe) -- Stories of Apollo (Latona, Hyacinthus, Apollo and Marpessa, Phaethon and Aesculapius, The Shepherd of King Admetus, Admetus and Alcestis, Athletic Games) – Stories of Diana (Endymion, Orion, Niobe, Meleager) -- Gods of Nature (The Earth, Gods of the Earth, Gods of the Dawn Dusk and Air, Gods of the Waters) -- Stories of the Gods of Nature (Ceres Proserpina and Pluto, Bacchus, Midas, Io, Apollo and Daphne, Apollo and Clytie, Echo and Narcissus, Aurora and Tithonus, Ceyx and Halcyone) -- Stories of the Underworld (Regions of the Underworld, Chief Figures of Hades, Dwellers in Tartarus, Islands of the Blest, Orpheus and Eurydice) -- Stories of Heroes and Friends (Trials of Perseus, Rescue of Andromeda, Return of Perseus, Early Adventures of Theseus, Theseus and the Minotaur, Later Adventures of Theseus, Bellerophon, Damon and Pythias) -- Adventures of Hercules (Birth and Early Life, Marriage and Madness, The First Six Labors, The Last Six Labors, Later Career) -- Jason and the Golden Fleece (Capturing His Kingdom, Voyage of the Argo, Winning the Golden Fleece) -- The Trojan War (Judgment of Paris, Gathering the Hosts, War Against Troy, Stratagem of the Wooden Horse) -- After the Trojan War (Return of the Heroes, Adventures of Ulysses) – Adventures of Aeneas (From Troy to Carthage, In the Underworld, In Italy) -- Romulus and Remus) -- Divinities of Rome (Janus and Saturn, Lesser Roman Deities) -- Myths in Ancient Literature (Homer Hesiod and Pindar, Virgil, Ovid) -- Part Two: Other Myths of the Old World -- Gods of the Northland (Creation of the World, Gods of the North, Adventures of the Gods, Death of Balder) -- Heroes of the North (Siegfried, Beowulf) -- Celtic Fairyland (The Ancient Celts, Celtic Gods, Celtic Cycles of legends, Cycle of the Invasions, Ultonian or Conorian Cycle, Ossianic Cycle, Voyage of Maelduin, King Arthur, The Mabinogion, The little People) -- Conclusion: Other Applications of Mythology (Early Theories, Later Mythmaking, Terms, Mythology and Scientific Mythology in Advertising, Myths and the Constellations) – Index (with pronunciation key).


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