The Mythology of Supernatural: The Signs and Symbols Behind the Popular TV Show

The Mythology of Supernatural: The Signs and Symbols Behind the Popular TV Show

by Nathan Robert Brown
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The Mythology of Supernatural: The Signs and Symbols Behind the Popular TV Show by Nathan Robert Brown

A look into the paranormal legends and lore featured on the hit television show Supernatural.

From angels to demons, The Mythology of Supernatural explores the religious roots and the ancient folklore of the otherworldly entities that brothers Sam and Dean Winchester face on the hit television show Supernatural-and that have inhabited the shadows of human imagination across countless cultures and centuries.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780425241370
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/02/2011
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 412,791
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Nathan Robert Brown is an author, pop culture mythologist, and technical writer from Texas, currently residing in Florida. He received the 2008 Harry Brown Award for The Rape of Lilith. Nathan has done extensive research in world mythology, folklore, urban legends, ancient civilizations, and world religions, and is an expert on trinities/tripartite systems and universal themes in myth, religion, mysticism, and pop culture. He is the author of many books, such as The Complete Idiot's Guide to World Mythology, World Religions at Your Fingertips, The Mythology of Supernatural, and The Mythology of Grimm. Nathan is also a public speaker and pro-bono demonology consultant.

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Mythology of Supernatural 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
AcesMommy More than 1 year ago
Are you a fan or even just enjoy the TV series, Supernatural, the one with those two brothers Sam and Dean? Have you always wanted to know more about the background of some paranormal folklore? Ever wondered how salt, holy water, iron and all those other things to ward off evil come to play? Have you just ever wanted to just know MORE? The Mythology of Supernatural: The Signs and Symbols Behind the Popular TV show by Nathan Robert Brown is the perfect read to quench those eager questions you have about the paranormal. It doesn't cover the VAST knowledge of everything that is paranormal and folk lore, but it covers the ones that are most intriguing and that have stood out the most from the rest. Mostly covering the ones that have taken part within the TV series "Supernatural." I really enjoyed this book because I've always enjoyed mythology and the paranormal. Who doesn't!? I've never been the one to want to be part of anything paranormal, but I have always sought out articles that will feed my ever growing yearning to know more of the sort. This book elaborates as well as gives you common knowledge of the supernatural, while using the TV show "Supernatural" as a base reference. What better way to grab the reader and have a better understanding than to use one of your favorite shows to relate to what your reading. It's craftily written that you won't ever get bored, but holds such a strong influential effect. Here's an example of what I mean, this is quoting from the book: "Perhaps we adore heros because they are models for us. They display honor, loyalty, courage, and skills at levels we may never reach but strive for nonetheless--and we are better for it. ...Myths are meant to immortalize their heroic journeys. For as long as there have been heroes, those half-brave, half-mad souls willing to dash headlong against things that would send most of us screaming in the other direction, there have been stories to immortalize their journeys. ... And in the end, it doesn't matter whether or not any hero was ever, in the historical sense, truly alive. What really matters are the ways in which their myths affect those of us who are." See what I mean! It gets you thinking! And if that sounded too serious and deep for you that's where your wrong because it does have passages like that strewn within, but then you get parts that'll have you chuckling because of how light hearted it's written. One section was even titled Zachariah: Heaven's "Douche-nozzle" lol I've never heard anyone but myself use that term. =) The Mythology of Supernatural isn't written as a story but more like a cooler version of an encyclopedia. You get to know more about salt and it's uses to ward off evil, the verses to say to purify water (Latin AND English), the mythology of resurrection, the 9 levels of hell, the 4 horse man, and SO MUCH MORE!! Very fast pace and is not only limited for the "Supernatural" fans. A great read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was awesome! I learned so much about the show, also about symbols and their history from around the world. The author makes everything easy to understand, which is always a plus! This book is a must have for anyone who is a fan of the show 'Supernatural' or anyone who loves learning about history and symbols. :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
All the information was staggering and clearly reaserched. I loved all the quotes and fun facts that were included. It's what any fan who is fascinated by the lore should read. It's easy to understand, well written, funny and I really can't say enough about it. If you're a fan, you should read it.
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There is no such thing as someone else choosing your destiny. You make your own
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Always wanted to know more about this stuff and now i can! :)
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