Familiar Mysteries: The Truth in Myth


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Have you ever wondered why so many heroes--from Odysseus to Tom Sawyer--journey to the underworld? Or why virgin births occur in so many stories around the world? In the first comprehensive view of mythology directed toward the general reader, Shirley Park Lowry tells why we find recurring patterns and symbols in stories that are centuries--or continents--apart. Drawing upon tales ranging from the ancient Middle East to modern North America, Lowry shows how "myths reflect and dramatize ordinary experience, illuminating our ...

Familiar Mysteries: The Truth in Myth 1982, Oxford University Press, USA, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780195029253