A survey of the past 300 years of theorizing on myth, this book takes into account the work of such prominent thinkers as Albert Camus, Claude Levi-Strauss, Roland Barthes, C. G. Jung, and Sigmund Freud. It focuses on different approaches to myth, from all of the major disciplines - including science, religion, philosophy, literature, and psychology.
So much modern culture traces its origins back to Greek and Roman mythology, providing wonderful references to make your conversation more heroic and raise your imagination closer to the gods. Sail through these fifty 30-second legends to discover what Hercules did to deserve his 12 labors, why Odysseus took 10 years to travel 500 miles, and how Narcissus found the love of his life. It covers gods and goddesses, heroes and monsters, story locations, and the great storytellers.