The Women's Companion to Mythology

The Women's Companion to Mythology

by Carolyne Larrington, Riane Eisler
     
 
Through a collection of essays by female authorities on mythological social structures worldwide,this first-of-its-kind extensive guide reveals the stories,goddesses,gods,and heroines that make up our mythological heritage.

The Companion is illustrated throughout and organized by culture,spanning the Near East,Europe,Asia,Oceania,and the Americas.Each section

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Through a collection of essays by female authorities on mythological social structures worldwide,this first-of-its-kind extensive guide reveals the stories,goddesses,gods,and heroines that make up our mythological heritage.

The Companion is illustrated throughout and organized by culture,spanning the Near East,Europe,Asia,Oceania,and the Americas.Each section outlines the mythological beliefs of that culture, highlighting the key features and their relationships to each other.Contributors then narrates the major myths involving women and examine the meanings of each story from feminist points of view.Scholarly yet entertaining and cross-referenced to trace themes and debates across continents of time- including a chapter on "Goddesses in the Twentieth Century"- this companion will be a rich resource for years to come.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780044409922
Publisher:
Pandora Press
Publication date:
05/01/1997
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
500
Product dimensions:
6.06(w) x 9.15(h) x 1.46(d)

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