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Kerényi, Karl 1897-1973

Works: 694 works in 2,880 publications in 12 languages and 26,665 library holdings
Genres: Illustrated works  Pictorial works  Art  Records and correspondence  Folklore  History  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Creator, wpr, Other, Honoree, Contributor, Commentator for written text, Correspondent, Dedicatee, Recipient, Compiler
Classifications: E99.W7, 292.211
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Publications about Karl Kerényi
Publications by Karl Kerényi
Publications by Karl Kerényi, published posthumously.
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 )
70 editions published between 1941 and 2000 in 4 languages and held by 1,671 libraries worldwide
The trickster; a study in American Indian mythology by Paul Radin( Book )
25 editions published between 1956 and 1988 in English and held by 1,543 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 gods of the Greeks by Karl Kerényi( Book )
66 editions published between 1950 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,210 libraries worldwide
Reconstructs the mythological histories of the divinities and the origin and destiny of mankind from ancient writings and artifacts
The heroes of the Greeks by Karl Kerényi( Book )
61 editions published between 1951 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 1,172 libraries worldwide
Records the histories of ancient warriors and demi-gods depicted in classical mythology and art treasures
The religion of the Greeks and Romans by Karl Kerényi( Book )
35 editions published between 1962 and 2000 in 5 languages and held by 1,053 libraries worldwide
Eleusis; archetypal image of mother and daughter by Karl Kerényi( Book )
43 editions published between 1960 and 1991 in English and German and held by 996 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 Kerényi( Book )
22 editions published between 1975 and 1996 in English and held by 969 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
Prometheus : archetypal image of human existence by Karl Kerényi( Book )
33 editions published between 1962 and 1997 in English and held by 958 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
Asklepios; archetypal image of the physician's existence by Karl Kerényi( Book )
25 editions published between 1959 and 1981 in English and held by 888 libraries worldwide
Zeus and Hera : archetypal image of father, husband, and wife by Karl Kerényi( Book )
27 editions published between 1972 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 870 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
Mythology and humanism : the correspondence of Thomas Mann and Karl Kerényi by Thomas Mann( Book )
13 editions published between 1960 and 1975 in German and English and held by 702 libraries worldwide
Evil; essays ( Book )
4 editions published between 1967 and 1980 in English and held by 656 libraries worldwide
The voyages of Ulysses; a photographic interpretation of Homer's classic by Erich Lessing( Book )
16 editions published between 1965 and 1977 in 6 languages and held by 552 libraries worldwide
The adventures of Ulysses; Homer's epic in pictures by Erich Lessing( Book )
12 editions published between 1969 and 1977 in 4 languages and held by 546 libraries worldwide
Antike Religion by Karl Kerényi( Book )
77 editions published between 1940 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 498 libraries worldwide
Goddesses of Sun and Moon : Circe, Aphrodite, Medea, Niobe by Karl Kerényi( Book )
27 editions published between 1944 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 443 libraries worldwide
Greece in colour by R. G Hoegler( Book )
26 editions published between 1956 and 1967 in 3 languages and held by 336 libraries worldwide
Die Eröffnung des Zugangs zum Mythos. Ein Lesebuch by Karl Kerényi( Book )
41 editions published between 1967 and 1996 in German and Undetermined and held by 316 libraries worldwide
Introduction à l'essence de la mythologie : l'enfant divin, la jeune fille divine by C. G Jung( Book )
50 editions published between 1953 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 297 libraries worldwide
Gespräch in Briefen by Thomas Mann( Book )
26 editions published between 1960 and 1972 in German and Undetermined and held by 294 libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Karl Kerényi
Karl Kerényi ungarischer klassischer Philologe und Religionswissenschaftler
Károly Kerényi
Károly Kerényi classical philologist
Károly Kerényi filologo e storico delle religioni ungherese
Károly Kerényi Hongaars filoloog (1897-1973)
Kerenʹi, Karl 1897-1973
Keren'i, Karoj
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Kerēnii, Kāru 1897-1973
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Kerényi, Károly 1897-1973
Kerényi Károly klasszika-filológus, vallástörténész, egyetemi tanár, 1897-1973
Καρλ Κερένυι
Кереньи К. 1897-1973
Кереньи, Карл
Кереньи, Карл 1897-1973
קרני, קרל 1897-1973
케레니, 카를
ケレーニィ, カール
ケレーニイ, K.
ケレーニイ, カール
English (369)
German (219)
French (55)
Italian (34)
Spanish (19)
Hungarian (12)
Japanese (5)
Latin (3)
Dutch (3)
Swedish (2)
Multiple languages (2)
Russian (1)
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