Mythology: The Voyage of the Hero

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CONTENTS
Prefacexi
Acknowledgmentsxii
Introduction: The Meaning of Myth3
Part 1. THE MIRACULOUS CONCEPTION AND BIRTH AND THE HIDING OF THE CHILD
Leda and Helen13
Aethra and Theseus13
Maha-Maya and Buddha14
Chimalman and Quetzalcoatl18
Dughda and Zoroaster19
Siegfried20
Kunti and Karna21
Changing Woman22
Maui23
Moses23
Cybele25
Nana and Attis25
Water Jar Boy26
Kutoyis28
Halnuwele30
Coatlicue and Huitzilopochtli31
Lituolone32
Isis and Horus32
Persephone and Dionysos33
Myrrha and Adonis34
Anna and Mary34
Mary and Jesus35
The World Child: Commentary on Part 139
Part 2. CHILDHOOD, INITIATION, AND DIVINE SIGNS
Krishna43
Heracles44
Odysseus45
Theseus46

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Preface xi
  • Acknowledgments xii
  • Introduction - The Meaning of Myth 3
  • 1 - The Miraculous Conception and Birth and the Hiding of the Child 11
  • 2 - Childhood, Initiation, and Divine Signs 41
  • 3 - Preparation, Meditation, Withdrawal, and Refusal 67
  • 4 - Trial and Quest 99
  • 5 - Death and the Scapegoat 155
  • 6 - The Descent to the Underworld 183
  • 7 - Resurrection and Rebirth 215
  • 8 - Ascension, Apotheosis, and Atonement 241
  • Selected Bibliography 259
  • Index 265
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