Mythology in Our Midst: A Guide to Cultural References

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Mythology in Our Midst

A Guide to Cultural References

Amy T. Peterson and David J. Dunworth

Illustrations by David J. Dunworth

Greenwood Press

Westport, Connecticut • London

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Illustrations xi
  • Introduction xiii
  • Adam and Eve 1
  • Aphrodite 5
  • Artemis and Actaeon 9
  • Balder's Death 12
  • Bellerophon 16
  • Beowulf 20
  • The Birth of Hercules 24
  • The Creation of the World 27
  • Cronus and His Offspring 31
  • Cuchulain 34
  • Cupid and Psyche 39
  • Deucalion 43
  • Dionysus 45
  • Echo and Narcissus 49
  • Excalibur 52
  • The Furies 55
  • Galahad and the Holy Grail 58
  • The Giants Trick Thor 63
  • Gilgamesh and Enkidu 68
  • The Greek Division of the World 72
  • Hercules 76
  • Icarus and Daedalus 82
  • Jason and the Argonauts 85
  • Lancelot 90
  • Leprechauns 93
  • Loki's Children 95
  • Loki's Gift to Odin 100
  • Man the Animal 104
  • Medusa 107
  • Merlin 111
  • Midas 115
  • Minotaur 118
  • The Muses 121
  • Odysseus 124
  • Oedipus 129
  • Orpheus 133
  • Pan 137
  • Pandora 140
  • Persephone and Hades 142
  • Prometheus 146
  • Pygmalion 151
  • Pyramus and Thisbe 153
  • Ragnarok 156
  • Romulus and Remus 160
  • Sibling Rivalry 163
  • Sisyphus 166
  • Tantalus 168
  • The Trickster 170
  • The Trojan War 173
  • The World Tree 178
  • Appendix A 181
  • Appendix B 191
  • Appendix C 193
  • Appendix D 201
  • Appendix E 205
  • Bibliography 225
  • Index 227
  • About the Authors and Illustrator 235
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