♥ Book Title : A Handbook of Greek Mythology
☯ Full Synopsis : "In this new and substantially revised edition of H. J. Rose's classic survey and analysis of the evolution and tradition of Greek myth, Robin Hard adds various features which bring the work up-to-date with contemporary scholarship and address the needs of students. * a new preface analysing and contextualising H. J. Rose's attitude to myth * a new chapter devoted to the epic and other poetic sources of the myths, narrative prose mythography and the various forms of rationalisation * a new chapter examining the relationship between the different myths of Gods and heroes, with genealogical tables. Robin Hard shows how the myths of individual families and distinct locations hold together to form a coherent pseudo-historical pattern * extensively revises and simplifies notes * a new annotated bibliography. A Handbook of Greek Mythology presents a invaluable and user-friendly guide to the myths and legends of ancient Greece - their genesis, sources, development and significance."Article| H. J. Rose| Statement ..."
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♥ Book Title : A Hand-book of Mythology
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♥ Book Title : Handbook of Classical Mythology
☯ Full Synopsis : "Presents classic stories of the Greeks and Romans, along with geographical and historical background information."Article| William F. Hansen| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Myth
☯ Full Synopsis : "A type of folklore, myth is central to all cultures. Written by a leading authority and of use to high school students, undergraduates, and general readers, this reference offers a convenient overview of the role of myth around the world. The volume defines and classifies types of myth and provides examples from different cultural traditions. It then overviews various approaches to studying myth. This is followed by a look at myth in relation to its contexts, such as religion, politics, and popular culture. The volume closes with a bibliography of print and electronic resources and a glossary."Article| William G. Doty| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : A Handbook to the Reception of Classical Mythology
☯ Full Synopsis : "This Handbook presents a collection of essays that explore a wide variety of aspects of Greek and Roman myths and their critical reception from antiquity to the present day. It reveals the importance of mythography to the survival, dissemination, and popularization of classical myth from the ancient world to the present day, and features chronologically organized essays that address different sets of myths that were important in each historical era, along with their thematic relevance. It offers a series of carefully selected in-depth readings, including both popular and less well-known examples."Article| Vanda Zajko| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Handbook of Chinese Mythology
☯ Full Synopsis : "Every year, at the Wa Huang Gong temple in Hebei Province, China, people gather to worship the great mother, Nuwa, the oldest deity in Chinese myth, praising her for bringing them a happy life. It is a vivid demonstration of both the ancient reach and the continuing relevance of mythology in the lives of the Chinese people. Compiled from ancient and scattered texts and based on groundbreaking new research, Handbook of Chinese Mythology is the most comprehensive English-language work on the subject ever written from an exclusively Chinese perspective. This work focuses on the Han Chinese people but ranges across the full spectrum of ancient and modern China, showing how key myths endured and evolved over time. A quick reference section covers all major deities, spirits, and demigods, as well as important places (Kunlun Mountain), mythical animals and plants (the crow with three feet; Fusang tree), and related items (Xirang-a kind of mythical soil; Bu Si Yao-mythical medicine for long life). No other work captures so well what Chinese mythology means to the people who lived and continue to live their lives by it. With more than 40 illustrations and photographs, fresh translations of primary sources, and insight based on the authors' own field research, Handbook of Chinese Mythology offers an illuminating account of a fascinating corner of the world of myth."Article| Lihui Yang| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Handbook of Hindu Mythology
☯ Full Synopsis : "Unlike many other ancient mythologies, Hinduism thrives in the modern world. One billion followers and countless others have been captivated by its symbolic representations of love, karma, and reincarnation. Handbook of Hindu Mythology offers an informative introduction to this dauntingly complex mythology of multifaceted deities, lengthy heroic tales, and arcane philosophies-all with a 3,000-year history of reinterpretations and adaptations. Williams offers a number of pathways by which to approach Hinduism's ever-changing gods and goddesses (e.g., Brahmï¿½, Vishnu, Siva), spiritual verses (such as the vedas), secular epics (including the Rï¿½mï¿½yana and the Mahï¿½bhï¿½rata), myths within myths, devotional and esoteric traditions, psychic and yogic disciplines, and magical practices. With this handbook, readers can explore the history of Hindu mythology, follow a detailed timeline of key episodes and historical events, and look up specific elements of historical or contemporary Hinduism in a beautifully illustrated reference work. It is the ideal introduction to the origins of Hinduism, the culture that shaped it from antiquity to the present, and the age-old stories, ideas, and traditions that speak to the human condition as eloquently today as ever. Including annotated bibliographies, a glossary of cultural and mythological terms, and numerous illustrations, here is a gold mine of information on Hindu mythology."Article| George M. Williams| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Handbook of Egyptian Mythology
☯ Full Synopsis : "Examines Egyptian mythology, providing an overview essay, chronology of the mythological universe, and alphabetically-arranged entries covering major deities, rituals, themes, and beliefs."Article| Geraldine Pinch| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : A Handbook of Greek Mythology
☯ Full Synopsis : ""Article| H. J. Rose| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Handbook of Norse Mythology
☯ Full Synopsis : "Describes the themes, characters, rituals, and beliefs of Norse mythology."Article| John Lindow| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Routledge Handbook of Greek Mythology
☯ Full Synopsis : "This new edition is a completely rewritten and revised version of Rose's original, seminal, text. Adding a huge amount of new material, Robin Hard incorporates the results of the latest research into his authoritative accounts of all the gods and heroes. The narrative framework of the book includes helpful signposting so that the book can be used as work of reference, and alongside the narrative chapters, it includes full documentation of the ancient sources, maps, and genealogical tables. Illustrated throughout with numerous photographs and line drawings, it will remain the definitive account of ancient Greek mythology for generations to come."Article| Robin Hard| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Mythology Handbook
☯ Full Synopsis : "Companion to the recent title, Mythology, in the best-selling Ology series. This is the full course in mythology from the pen of Lady Hestia Evans. Originally written for Lady Hestia's own children in the 19th century, the book has been 'updated' to be relevant to the interests of schoolchildren studying Ancient Greece today. With 25 chapters packed full of information on ancient Greek gods, monsters, heroes, and culture as a whole, plus suggestions for fun activities, this is a volume no aspiring mythologists should be without."Article| Hestia Evans| Statement ..."