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Persephone, Demeter, and Aphrodite on the Threshold

Persephone, Demeter, and Aphrodite on the Threshold

  • Author: Teresa Hannah Treadwell
  • Publisher: LULU
  • ISBN: 1483408493
  • Category:
  • Page: 314
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According to myth, the Greek goddesses Persephone, Demeter, and Aphrodite faced difficult decisions about love and children. Now, three mortal women-Tess, Tiffany, and Tanya-face conflicts in the same vein. Each woman is on the threshold of great change, if only they have the strength to go it alone. Tess balances her time among her career, her children, and her husband, but she feels detached from her marriage. It would be easy to leave for her sake, but what about the children? Tiffany, on the other hand, seems to have the perfect marriage; she enjoys being a housewife and mother. Life is wonderful-until she realizes her husband has a secret. Tanya moved from Russia with her daughter, hoping to start a new life in Seattle with Jim, but he is not what he seems. Tanya must make her choice to stay or go, but nothing waits for her in Russia. Three women face life-altering decisions when they meet at their neighborhood clubhouse. Will their new friendships be a help or a hindrance?

Three Homeric Hymns

Three Homeric Hymns

To Apollo, Hermes, and Aphrodite

  • Author: Nicholas Richardson
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1316224252
  • Category: History
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These lively narrative poems, attributed in antiquity to Homer, are works of great charm. Composed for recitation at festivals in honour of the gods, they tell of Apollo's birth on the island of Delos and his foundation of the Delphic oracle; Hermes' invention of the lyre and theft of his brother Apollo's cattle; and Aphrodite's love affair with the mortal Anchises. This edition offers a new text of these poems. The Introduction discusses among other things the nature and purpose of the poems in general, their origins, their structure and themes. The Commentary brings out the individual character of each Hymn, by analyzing in depth its language and literary qualities, and also its religious and historical aspects. The aim is to make these Hymns more accessible to students of Greek literature, and help them to appreciate the poems more fully as major works of early Greek poetry.

Greek Gods, Human Lives

Greek Gods, Human Lives

What We Can Learn from Myths

  • Author: Mary R. Lefkowitz
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • ISBN: 9780300107692
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 288
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Insightful and fun, this new guide to an ancient mythology explains why the Greek gods and goddesses are still so captivating to us, revisiting the work of Homer, Ovid, Virgil, and Shakespeare in search of the essence of these stories. (Mythology & Folklore)

The Sources and Development of Christianity

The Sources and Development of Christianity

  • Author: Thomas Lumisden Strange
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Christianity
  • Page: 255
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The Hero Journey in Literature

The Hero Journey in Literature

Parables of Poesis

  • Author: Evans Lansing Smith
  • Publisher: University Press of America
  • ISBN: 9780761805090
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 498
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This book provides an overview of the hero journey theme in literature, from antiquity to the present, with a focus on the imagery of the rites of passage in human life (initiation at adolescence, mid-life, and death). This is the only book to focus on the major works of the literary tradition, detailing discussions of the hero journey in major literary texts. Included are chapters on the literature of Antiquity (Sumerian, Egyptian, Biblical, Greek, and Roman), the Middle Ages (with emphasis on the Arthurian Romance), the Renaissance to the Enlightenment (Shakespeare, Milton, Marvell, Pope, Fielding, the Arabian Nights, and Alchemical Illustration), Romanticism and Naturalism (Coleridge, Selected Grimm's Tales, Bront%, Bierce, Whitman, Twain, Hawthorne, E.T.A. Hoffman, Rabindranath Tagore), and Modernism to Contemporary (Joyce, Gilman, Alifa Rifaat, Bellow, Lessing, Pynchon, Eudora Welty).

Laughter of Aphrodite

Laughter of Aphrodite

reflections on a journey to the goddess

  • Author: Carol P. Christ
  • Publisher: HarperOne
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 238
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Annotation: "Carol Christ clearly articulates the failure of Christianity to validate women's power, will, sexuality, and bonds with other women."-San Francisco Examiner

Women of Classical Mythology

Women of Classical Mythology

A Biographical Dictionary

  • Author: Robert E. Bell
  • Publisher: Abc-Clio Incorporated
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 462
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Offers information on women from mythology, including heroines, murderesses, lovers, female animals and monsters, hermaphrodites, and transsexuals

Secrets of the Code

Secrets of the Code

The Unauthorized Guide to the Mysteries Behind the Da Vinci Code

  • Author: Daniel Burstein
  • Publisher: Vanguard Press
  • ISBN: 9781593150228
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 373
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Draws on the works of theologians, art historians, and other experts to explore the sources, ideas, and major themes of the novel "The Da Vinci Code."

The Pigeon in History

The Pigeon in History

Or, the Dove's Tale

  • Author: Jean Hansell
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Pigeons
  • Page: 176
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The Congregational Quarterly

The Congregational Quarterly

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Congregationalism
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Includes critical reviews.

Lurking Feminism

Lurking Feminism

The Ghost Stories of Edith Wharton

  • Author: Jenni Dyman
  • Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 199
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Lurking Feminism explores Edith Wharton's legacy as a writer of supernatural fiction through her subversive use of the ghost story to express feminist concerns. Her stories protest the domination of patriarchal structures and language. Moreover, they probe the complexities facing both men and women in defining gender roles and experiencing sexuality, in overcoming power struggles in relationships, and in resolving internal conflicts between debilitating, but often safe, attitudes and behaviors, and the desire for growth.

Victorian Newsletter

Victorian Newsletter

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Great Britain
  • Page: N.A
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Das Muttertrauma in der griechischen Mythologie

Das Muttertrauma in der griechischen Mythologie

eine psychologische Interpretation der Theogonia von Hesiod

  • Author: Ewald Rumpf
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Mythology, Greek
  • Page: 125
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Eranos

Eranos

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Mysticism
  • Page: N.A
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Eranos Annales

Eranos Annales

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Mysticism
  • Page: N.A
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Eranos

Eranos

  • Author: Adolf Portmann,Rudolf Ritsema
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Parapsychology
  • Page: N.A
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Odyssee

Odyssee

  • Author: Homer
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category:
  • Page: 51
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Mythology's Last Gods

Mythology's Last Gods

Yahweh and Jesus

  • Author: William Harwood
  • Publisher: Amherst, N.Y. : Prometheus Books
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 416
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More than 100 years ago, historians began applying critical methods of documentary analysis to the Judaeo-Christian Bible. To scholars who had hoped to prove the Bible's authenticity, the results were traumatic. One by one, the various books of the Bible were discovered to contain errors of fact, inaccurate guesses, rationalizations, prophecies ex post facto (usually combined with prophecies of the future that proved inaccurate), and unmistakable, deliberate lies. Such was the power of the churches that, despite the publication of thousands of scholarly books and articles refuting every part of the Judaeo-Christian Bible, to this day the existence of unchallengeable proof that the Bible is a work of fiction is unknown to ninety percent of the population of Christian-dominated societies. For a century this information has been available only to students willing to wade through dozens of books, each of which deals with only one aspect of Judaeo-Christian mythology. It is hoped that, by bringing together information on the origin and development of every part of the Yahweh- and Jesus-myths, Mythology's Last Gods will make the facts available to a large enough segment of the population to end the equation of god-mythology with history permanently. This is the first book to critically analyze, and take issue with, every section of the Judaeo-Christian Bible from a wholly skeptical, utterly scholarly perspective. Mythology's Last Gods is a comprehensive history of the development of Judaeo-Christian god-mythology. Harwood traces the beginning of the "god" concept, the evolution of Judaism to the first century, and the evolution of Christianity from its monotheistic beginnings to its emergence as a three-god creed in A.D. 325. Harwood's work reveals many things including that Jesus the Nazarite preached only Essene Judaism, and that every teaching attributed to him can be traced to a pre-Christian source.

The Monist

The Monist

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: N.A
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Vols. 2 and 5 include appendices.