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Published by Rider in London .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Heroes -- Bibliography.

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementBill Butler ; bibliography compiled by Malcolm Smith.
GenreBibliography.
ContributionsSmith, Malcolm.
The Physical Object
Pagination208 p. ;
Number of Pages208
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16435771M
ISBN 100091387604

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First published in German in , Otto Rank's original The Myth of the Birth of the Hero offered psychoanalytical interpretations of mythological stories as a means of understanding the human psyche. Like his mentor Sigmund Freud, Rank compared the myths of such figures as Oedipus, Moses, and Sargon with common dreams, seeing in both a symbolic fulfillment of repressed. The Myth of the Birth of the Hero by Otto Rank Originally published in German in , Otto Rank's The Myth of the Birth of the Hero offered psychoanalytical interpretations of mythological stories as a means of understanding the human psyche.   First published in German in , Otto Rank's original The Myth of the Birth of the Hero offered psychoanalytical interpretations of mythological stories as a means of understanding the human psyche. Like his mentor Sigmund Freud, Rank compared the myths of such figures as Oedipus, Moses, and Sargon with common dreams, seeing in both a symbolic fulfillment of repressed desire. The book's main service these days is to collect and discuss, albeit briefly, a number of texts concerning the birth of hero figures that have similar motifs. F This is a classic work and a must-read for anyone seriously interested in mythology and in particular hero mythology/5.

The myth of the birth of the hero; a psychological interpretation of mythology Item Preview Follow the "All Files: HTTP" link in the "View the book" box to the left to find XML files that contain more metadata about the original images and the derived formats (OCR results, PDF etc.). He is the author of, among other books, Joseph Campbell: An Introduction (), Theorizing About Myth (), and editor of Jung on Mythology (), In Quest of the Hero (), and The Myth and Ritual Theory (Blackwell Publishers, ).   In myths this stage is symbolized as a death and rebirth, in which the hero enters a dark area such as the belly of a whale, a tomb or dark cave, and after a period of time emerges from it reborn. Reborn with a new sense of strength and purpose, the ultimate boon – or unrealized potential within – is discovered soon after. Serving the purpose of an introduction to Greek mythology, this book gives a well-rounded biography of "Hera's glory," Hercules. A series of these books done in the same style would have made it easier for teachers to design units on mythology for young children. The illustrations complement the text nicely, however because there is a lot of 3/5(1).

The study of hero myth narratives can be traced back to with anthropologist Edward Burnett Tylor's observations of common patterns in the plots of heroes' journeys. In narratology and comparative mythology, others have proposed narrative patterns such as psychoanalyst Otto Rank in and amateur anthropologist Lord Raglan in Both have lists of different cross-cultural traits often. Disillusioned with a crime-filled world, Bruce Wayne seeks guidance from a shaman and transforms himself into the flawlessly moral Batman. Through a series of close readings of DC and Marvel comics, Marco Arnaudo explores the influence of religion and myth on superhero stories as well as their relationship to the classical epic and baroque style. Genre/Form: Bibliographies Bibliography: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Butler, Bill. Myth of the hero. London: Rider, (OCoLC) p. 3. I. Introduction. THE prominent civilized nations--the Babylonians and Egyptians, the Hebrews and Hindus, the Persians, the Greeks and the Romans, as well as the Teutons and others--all began at an early stage to glorify their national heroes--mythical princes and kings, founders of religions, dynasties, empires, or cities--in a number of poetic tales and legends.