Literature CRITICAL SURVEYS: MYTHOLOGY & FOLKLORE 11 Third Edition   CRITICAL SURVEY OF MYTHOLOGY AND FOLKLORE Heroes & Heroines CRITICAL SURVEY OF MYTHOLOGY & FOLKLORE   CRITICAL SURVEY OF MYTHOLOGY AND FOLKLORE World Mythology Critical Survey of Mythology & Folklore: Heroes & Heroines “An excellent overview and jumping-off point.” –Booklist The theme of the hero and heroine is one of the most universal stories told across cultures. Articles begin with a contextual overview of the cultural and social currents surrounding the myth and the life of the author. A summary offers readers the major actions and characters in a myth followed by an in-depth analysis drawing upon scholarship in the field. Students, educators, and general readers will discover a broad critical and cultural survey that engages the contemporary imagination in the importance of myth, fairy tale, and other traditional literature. September 2013 | One Volume; 516 Pages | Print ISBN: 978-1-61925-181-6 | Library Price: $175 Critical Survey of Mythology & Folklore: Gods & Goddesses Many mythological traditions from around the world seek to explain the origins of the earth, human beings, and the forces of nature. This set examines the stories associated with gods and goddesses: their relationships with each other and with human beings; their faults, foibles, strengths, and special powers. It offers explanations of how the gods and goddesses gifted humans with life, water, fire, music, and dance. Nearly 220 essays detail gods and goddesses from around the globe: the Greek and Roman pantheon including Zeus, Neptune, Nike, and Aphrodite; Norse gods including Odin and Loki; Native American deities including Hunahpu and Xbalanque; and Egyptian gods and goddesses like Ra and Osiris. All articles include a section devoted to the representation of the gods and their stories in popular culture, discussing films, novels, and comic books. The content in this set is arranged by region and “myth cycle.” In addition, the set includes maps and information about places dedicated to the deities such as forests, wells, lakes, and caves, illustrations, poetry related to gods, and creation myths. Valuable back matter includes several Finding Guides that arrange content by region and special powers, and a Subject Index. December 2018 | Two Volumes; 600 Pages | Print ISBN: 978-1-64265-115-7 | Library Price: $295 Critical Survey of Mythology & Folklore: World Mythology “Recommended for high school and college students.” –Booklist This volume covers a diverse range of authors, countries, and cultures that span the globe. Articles begin with a summary of the major actions and characters in the tale, followed by an analysis of the important cultural and social interpretations of the author and myth. Articles are organized by regions of the world, such as Oceania, South East Asia, and Meso-America. In addition, twelve maps listing ancient cultures and charts on mythological figures provide a broad overview of major deities in world mythology. This engaging collection illuminates the contrast between myth as a culture and mythology as an academic study. Readers will come away with a new appreciation and better understanding of the cultural and academic contexts of myths and legends worldwide. December 2013 | One Volume; 326 Pages | Print ISBN: 978-1-61925-182-3 | Library Price: $175 Critical Survey of Mythology & Folklore: Love, Sexuality, and Desire “This multicultural set will be very helpful to teachers, more advanced high-school students, and college students. A highly recommended purchase for public and school libraries.” –Booklist These volumes explore the genre of myths, folktales and legends, drawing upon the most dramatic and fantastical stories of human relations, love, sexuality, and desire. Entries examine familiar and unfamiliar myths, from a diverse range of countries and cultures. Topics covered in Love, Sexuality, and Desire include: Gods & Mortals in Love, Forbidden Love, the Myth of the Second Half, Love Unrequited, Animal Wives & Husbands, the Lover’s Quest, and Modern Tales and Myths. Articles begin with an overview of the important cultural and social currents surrounding the myth and the life of the author. A summary offers readers the major actions and characters in a myth followed by an in-depth analysis drawing upon scholarship in the field. January 2013 | Two Volumes; 984 Pages | Print ISBN: 978-1-4298-3765-1 | Library Price: $295 BEST SELLER! BEST SELLER! BEST SELLER! FREE Online Access FREE FREE Online Access FREE FREE Online Access FREE FREE Online Access FREE NEW! Fall 2018 NEW! NEW! (800) 221-1592 www.salempress.com GET ONLINE ACCESS WITH YOUR PRINT BUY! CRITICAL SURVEYS: MYTHOLOGY & FOLKLORE LITERATURE 11 11