From Girl to Goddess: The Heroine's Journey through Myth and Legendby Valerie Estelle Frankel
Many are familiar with Joseph Campbell’s theory of the hero’s journey, the idea that every man from Moses to Hercules grows to adulthood while battling his alter-ego. This book explores the universal heroine’s journey as she quests through world myth. Numerous stories from cultures as varied as Chile and Vietnam reveal heroines who/i>/i>
Many are familiar with Joseph Campbell’s theory of the hero’s journey, the idea that every man from Moses to Hercules grows to adulthood while battling his alter-ego. This book explores the universal heroine’s journey as she quests through world myth. Numerous stories from cultures as varied as Chile and Vietnam 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, the protecting queen and arch-crone.
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Meet the Author
Valerie Estelle Frankel has been a storyteller, an award-winning novelist, and a lecturer at San Jose State University. She currently teaches English at Mission College. The author of 50 popular culture books and more than 100 stories and essays, she lives in Sunnyvale, California.
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This book is an excellent read for anyone interested in mythology and fairytales. Not only does this book focus on stories of the heroine, it focuses on the heroine from a wide variety of cultures across the globe. Each story is first told in its entirety and then examined. Instead of being organized by country, the stories are separated into the types of journeys the hero, or in this case heroine, takes. There is also a section on archetypes, giving stories that exemplify the different types of female archetypes in fairytales. This book is perfect for anyone looking for a new view on fairytales.
Really? It's called greek mythology and you should know that it's pretty common to see pictures like that.
The pictures on the cover should be blotted out or rated R. If ur into this stuff u can get it or not. Your choice. I havent read it and i dont really want to because of the cover. But the people who are reading this, u need to make ur own decisions. K ?
Why is there a naked girl on the cover!? AKWARD!!