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Resource Tag mythology

The Origins of the World’s Mythologies

“Not since Frazer’s Golden Bough has anyone achieved such a grand synthesis of world mythology. Boldly swimming upstream against the present scholarly emphasis on difference and context, Witzel assembles massive evidence for a single, prehistoric, Ur-mythology. An astonishing book.”–Wendy Doniger,…

The Rise of Modern Mythology, 1680-1860

In this critical history of the rise and development of interest in myth from 1680 to 1860, sixty selections from authors of the period show how most of the current theories about myth were “”anticipated, indeed proposed, debated, analyzed, and…

The Work of Dennis Patrick Slattery

The work of Dennis Patrick Slattery is a treasure trove of resources for Campbell scholars and enthusiasts of myth. Slattery’s work can be accessed here:   Myths help us to keep in touch with inward forces. They tell us…

The Artemis Archetype in Popular Culture

Many female figures in recent fiction, film, and television embody the Artemis archetype, modeled on the Greco-Roman goddess of the hunt. These characters are often identified as heroines and recognized as powerful and progressive pop icons. Some fit the image…

The Western Hero in Film and Television

The Western Hero in Film and Television examines the archetypal hero in the Old West and on the American frontier in visual culture. The book is an in-depth look at mythology within mass media with numerous examples of films and…

Literature and Film as Modern Mythology

Novels and films record and codify the cultural experiences of their people. This book explores the relationship between contemporary literature and film of the past fifty years and the ancient myths of Judeo-Christian, Greek, Celtic, and Eastern origin. Following a…

Mythología Exhibition Opens at Loyola Marymount University

μνθολογια [mythología], a student exhibition, inspired by a theme of mythology and fantasy, has opened at the Thomas P. Kelly, Jr. Student Art Gallery at Loyola Marymount University. Pulling from Guatemalan folklore, Chinese, Greek and Norse mythology, among others, the…

China’s Rich Mythology Harvested for Films

Chinese mythology has become an abundant source of inspiration for film productions, and this year is no different. Click here to read more about the specific projects utilizing Chinese myths for their framework.

10 Fiction Books to Read if You Like Mythology

Fictional retellings of myths have given voices and depth to forgotten or supporting characters that have appeared in mythology. Marta Paraschiv has compiled a list of books that she feels open up myths in new ways while honoring the original…

‘Valley of Gods’ Explores Navajo Mythology

“I’m always interested in ancient societies and mythologies. I’m interested in archetypes. I’m interested in what is the underlying foundation of us humans and the juxtaposition of this with what is offered today and how bastardized versions of the myths…

The Ovid Project: Metamorphosing the Metamorphoses

The importance of such classical authors as Ovid to the art, music, and literature of western civilization is legendary, yet many are not familiar with the original works that have provided this inspiration. The University of Vermont’s rare book department…

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