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Mythology in our midst [electronic resource] : a guide to cultural references / Amy T. Peterson and David J. Dunworth ; illustrations by David J. Dunworth.

By: Peterson, Amy T.
Contributor(s): Dunworth, David J.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2004Description: 1 online resource (xxi, 234 p.) : ill.ISBN: 0313052859 (electronic bk.); 9780313052859 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Mythology, European | Civilization, Modern | RELIGION -- Christianity -- General | BODY, MIND & SPIRIT -- Gaia & Earth EnergiesGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Mythology in our midst.DDC classification: 201/.3 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Illustrations; Introduction; Adam and Eve; Aphrodite; Artemis and Actaeon; Balder's Death; Bellerophon; Beowulf; The Birth of Hercules; The Creation of the World; Cronus and His Offspring; Cuchulain; Cupid and Psyche; Deucalion; Dionysus; Echo and Narcissus; Excalibur; The Furies; Galahad and the Holy Grail; The Giants Trick Thor; Gilgamesh and Enkidu; The Greek Division of the World; Hercules; Icarus and Daedalus; Jason and the Argonauts; Lancelot; Leprechauns; Loki's Children; Loki's Gift to Odin; Man the Animal; Medusa; Merlin; Midas; Minotaur; The Muses; Odysseus; Oedipus
Summary: Though nearly everyone is familiar with such great mythological figures as Hercules, Icarus, and Medusa, one may wonder what relevance these ancient characters, and their stories, hold for modern readers. This unique reference book brings mythology to life for students by exploring the connections between ancient myths and contemporary culture. An introductory essay sets the tone with its overview of the myriad areas of human endeavors--including the arts, science, psychology, language and literature, consumer products, and other aspects of popular culture--that mythology has influenced. The use
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [225]-226) and index.

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Illustrations; Introduction; Adam and Eve; Aphrodite; Artemis and Actaeon; Balder's Death; Bellerophon; Beowulf; The Birth of Hercules; The Creation of the World; Cronus and His Offspring; Cuchulain; Cupid and Psyche; Deucalion; Dionysus; Echo and Narcissus; Excalibur; The Furies; Galahad and the Holy Grail; The Giants Trick Thor; Gilgamesh and Enkidu; The Greek Division of the World; Hercules; Icarus and Daedalus; Jason and the Argonauts; Lancelot; Leprechauns; Loki's Children; Loki's Gift to Odin; Man the Animal; Medusa; Merlin; Midas; Minotaur; The Muses; Odysseus; Oedipus

Though nearly everyone is familiar with such great mythological figures as Hercules, Icarus, and Medusa, one may wonder what relevance these ancient characters, and their stories, hold for modern readers. This unique reference book brings mythology to life for students by exploring the connections between ancient myths and contemporary culture. An introductory essay sets the tone with its overview of the myriad areas of human endeavors--including the arts, science, psychology, language and literature, consumer products, and other aspects of popular culture--that mythology has influenced. The use

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