Hero Myths: A Reader / Edition 1

Hero Myths: A Reader / Edition 1

by Robert A. Segal
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0631215158

ISBN-13: 9780631215158

Pub. Date: 05/26/2000

Publisher: Wiley

Hero Myths: A Reader provides a selection of 25 stories about heroes from around the world.

Overview

Hero Myths: A Reader provides a selection of 25 stories about heroes from around the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631215158
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
05/26/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments.

Introduction.

The Readings:.

1. Sigurd (Icelandic/Norse): Hero as Warrior.

2. John Henry (American): Hero of Strength.

3 .Finn (Irish/Celtic): National Hero.

4. Duke of Wellington (English): National Hero.

5. George Washington (American): National Hero.

6. Robin Hood (English): Class Hero.

7. Coyote (Native American): Cultural Hero.

8. Maui (Hawaiian/Polynesian): Hero as Trickster.

9. Christopher Columbus (Italian): Hero as Explorer.

10. Penthesilea (Amazonian): Female Hero as Male.

11. Eve (Biblical): Defiant Hero.

12. Prometheus (Ancient Greek): Defiant Hero.

13. Oedipus (Ancient Greek): Tragic Hero.

14. Job (Biblical): Tragic Hero.

15. Joan of Arc (French): Hero as Saint / Hero as Martyr / Female Hero as Male.

16. Galileo (Italian): Intellectual Hero.

17. Arjuna (Indian): Reluctant Hero.

18. Gilgamesh (Sumerian): Failed Hero.

19. Sisyphus (Ancient Greek): Absurd Hero.

20. Don Quixote (Spanish): Hero as Madman.

21. Davy Crockett (American): Comic Hero.

22. Elvis Presley (American): Hero as Entertainer.

Index.

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