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Persephone

By Kitty Thomas
  • ISBN Code: : 1938639391
  • Publisher : Burlesque Press
  • Pages : 192
  • Category : Fiction
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When Persephone was born, Zeus received a troubling prophecy. Some day his beautiful innocent daughter would be taken captive by Hades, the dark god of the underworld. Determined to protect her, her father hid her away in the human world where she would be shielded from her fate. Hades learned of this betrayal nine centuries ago. He’s been searching for his destined queen ever since. And when he finds her, no power on earth or below it will stop him. He will take her. He will corrupt her. And Zeus will suffer for daring to keep her from him.

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Nautilus Award Winner In this empowering work, the bestselling author of The Hero Within and Awakening the Heroes Within speaks to the heroine in every woman, offering potent strategies to forge lives of greater happiness and fulfillment—through activating the archetypes inherent in the ancient Greek myth of Demeter and Persephone. Our era of professional and familial pressures, constant connection, and a renewed debate on “having it all” presents unprecedented challenges to contemporary women. In Persephone Rising, celebrated scholar of depth psychology and archetypes Carol S. Pearson brings a fresh vision for meeting those challenges and rising above them, as only she can. Drawing on her profound understanding of myth's enduring power to catalyze transformations, Pearson guides readers on a journey of self-discovery, teaching us how to activate and apply the archetypes of Demeter and Persephone, as well as Zeus and Dionysus, in our own lives— empowering readers to see the unexpected choices and opportunities available to us all. Illuminating ancient wisdom for a modern audience, Persephone Rising offers meaningful and effective strategies to answer the call to heroism in our own lives: to locate and harness the unique potential within each of ourselves, and ultimately to develop our own innate heroic gifts. Just as Demeter and Persephone discovered, in the midst of great difficulty, their own powers, gifts, and abilities for creating a better path not only for themselves, but the world, Persephone Rising teaches that each one of us has more options than choosing whether to lean in or out—we have the power to change ourselves, and thus our world.

The Eternal Drama

By Edward Edinger
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  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Book Code : 0834828685
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Psychology
  • Members : 510
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Zeus, Aphrodite, Apollo, Artemis, Athena—do the gods and goddesses of Greece have anything to say to us that we haven't already heard? In this book, based on a series of his lectures, the eminent Jungian analyst and writer Edward F. Edinger revisits all the major figures, myths, oracles, and legends of the ancient Greek religion to discover what they can still reveal—representing, as they do, one of the religious and mythic foundations of Western culture. Building on C. G. Jung's assertion that mythology is an expression of the deepest layers of mind and soul, Dr. Edinger follows the mythic images into their persistent manifestations in literature and on into our modern lives. He finds that the gods indeed continue to speak as we grow in our capacity to listen and that the myths express the inner energies within all of us as much as ever. Heracles is eternally performing his labors, Perseus is still confronting Medusa, Theseus is forever stalking the Minotaur, and Persephone is still being carried off to life in a new realm.

African American Literature and the Classicist Tradition

By T. Walters
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 0230608876
  • Total of Pages : 197
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 267
  • Pdf File: african-american-literature-and-the-classicist-tradition.pdf

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This is a groundbreaking study exploring the significant relationship between western classical mythology and African American women's literature. A comparative analysis of classical revisions by eighteenth and nineteenth century Black women writers Phillis Wheatley and Pauline Hopkins and twentieth century writers Gwendolyn Brooks, Toni Morrison, and Rita Dove reveals that Black women writers revise specific classical myths for artistic and political agency. The study demonstrates that women rework myth to represent mythical stories from the Black female perspective and to counteract denigrating contemporary cultural and social myths that disempower and devalue Black womanhood. Through their adaptations of classical myths about motherhood, Wheatley, Ray, Brooks, Morrison, and Dove uncover the shared experiences of mythic mothers and their contemporary African American counterparts thus offering a unique Black feminist perspective to classicism. The women also use myth as a liberating space where they can 'speak the unspeakable' and empower their subjects as well as themselves.

The Drama of the Double

By Katherine H. Burkman
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 1137573880
  • Total of Pages : 182
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 466
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This book explores the way in which doubling takes place in several novels, films, and dramas, primarily focusing on modern drama and exploring how five Greek myths – Oedipus, Narcissus, Dionysus, Orestes, and Demeter – inform the literature. Taking a psychological/mythical approach, this book explores the inner divisions that lead to boundary loss and the search for the self that may lead to boundaries found. The contention of the book is that the oedipal search for self has been replaced in modern literature by individuals caught up in a narcissistic culture. Katherine H. Burkman explores plays by Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Henrik Ibsen, Eugene O'Neill, Samuel Beckett, Harold Pinter, David Mamet, Sam Shepard, Marsha Norman, and Will Eno.

An Introduction to Mythology

By Lewis Spence
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  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 307
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 222
  • Pdf File: an-introduction-to-mythology.pdf

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"An Introduction to Mythology" by Lewis Spence. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

The Underworld Saga: Books 1-9, The Complete Set

By Eva Pohler
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  • Publisher : Green Press/Eva Pohler
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 910
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Members : 828
  • Pdf File: the-underworld-saga.pdf

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Dive into a world in which the ancient gods of Greece still rule in modern times. Thanatos meets seventeen-year-old Therese while she's in a coma hovering between the realm of the dead and the realm of dreams. A lucid dreamer, she takes control of her dream and kisses him, unaware that he is Death. It was his first kiss. No one, in his long existence, has ever wanted to kiss Death. After Therese awakens from her coma, Thanatos is desperate to find her. He makes a deal with Hades and goes to the Upperworld as a mortal to pursue her and to see where it might lead. The deal requires Therese to avenge the death of her parents. With the help of Than’s fierce and exotic sisters, the Furies, she finds herself in an arena face to face with the murderer, and only one will survive. Formerly The Gatekeeper's Saga, this set is a complete series. It includes Thanatos, Challenge of Hades, A New Goddess, The House of Hades, The Athena Alliance, Hades's Promise, Hypnos, Hunting Prometheus, and Storming Olympus. "I've studied Greek mythology since I was 6 & spent 2 months in Greece, visiting historical sites & museums. This author has Very accurately and Realistically brought not only the Entire Greek Pantheon to life, but Many others that exist in Greek mythology. The personalities are so dynamic and on point and So incredibly interesting!"--Dina Kmett ★★★★★ "A must read for all lovers of the Greek gods!"--iremic, Goodreads Reviewer ★★★★★ "this is a brilliant series of Mortals, and Gods, underworld and mythical creatures all come to life in this wonderful tale, you wont be able to put this series down once you start, fantastic tales, and greek mythology, this is one series that I will keep forever in my archives to read over and over again."--Jodee, Amazon Reviewer ★★★★★ "These books are captivating and very difficult to put down. The way they are written makes reading them easy to envision the characters as though you were actually there watching it all unfold."--Ben, Goodreads Reviewer ★★★★★ "Eva articulates a world of Olympians like you've never read before. . . . These books are action packed, full of suspense, and will leave you with your heart thumping. The final book was breathtaking! I didn't want it to end.. It was perfect! These books deserve 10 stars!"--Book Lover Reviews ★★★★★ "Best book series I've read in a long time!"--Lillian, Goodreads Reviewer ★★★★★ Buy your set to begin the exciting adventure today.

Storming Olympus

By Eva Pohler
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  • Publisher : Green Press/Eva Pohler
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 220
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 185
  • Pdf File: storming-olympus.pdf

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The rebellion led by Hades prepares to storm Mount Olympus. But their every move is sabotaged. Morpheus is torn between his allegiance to his Underworld family and the oath he swore to Zeus under duress. Forced to play both sides, Morpheus sees no hope for the rebellion. Hermie and Hestie share Morpheus's despair. Although Poros turned them into gods, the transformation has only heightened Hermie's debilitating fears. And even Hestie's fierce determination isn't enough to overcome her trust issues. As the gods square off, how can one identify the friend from the foe? Read the surprising conclusion to USA Today bestselling author Eva Pohler's The Undwerworld Saga. "This entire series is beyond a great read. It is fun to see the gods of Olympus brought into current times. I cannot recommend this entire series highly enough."--Thomas J. Paddock, Amazon Reviewer★★★★★ "What an epic finale! This series is one of the best in Greek mythology."--Southernmermaid85, Goodreads Reviewer★★★★★ "What an amazing read. I could not put the book down one bit. . . .I have truly fallen in love with all the characters."--Claudia ★★★★★ "Love love love--this entire series is addictive and totally worth reading."--Tonya Edmonds ★★★★★ "Fabulous reading every time! I absolutely love reading Eva's books!"--Jenny★★★★★ Grab your copy to continue the exciting adventure today!

Women Versed in Myth

By Colleen S. Harris,Valerie Estelle Frankel
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  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Book Code : 1476626081
  • Total of Pages : 248
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 134
  • Pdf File: women-versed-in-myth.pdf

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Throughout history, men have prayed to gods and poets have interpreted ancient myths for new audiences. But what about women? With sections on teaching and modern writing, this collection of new essays examines how modern female poets--including H.D., Louise Gluck, Ruth Fainlight, Rita Dove, Sylvia Plath and others--have subverted classical expectations in interpreting such legends as Persephone, Helen and Eurydice. Other mythological figures are also explored and rewritten, including Buddhism's Kwan Yin, Celtic Macha, the Aztecs' Coatlicue, Pele of Hawaii, India's Sita, Sumer's Inanna, Yemonja of the Yoruba and many more.