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About "Hero Myths"
"This welcome book by an expert provides at last the text we have long needed for the multi-cultural and interdisciplinary lectures we are more and more required to offer. A lucid introduction, mercifully free from obscurantist jargon provides various contexts, historical, psychological, mythological and more in which we can explain the heroes." Professor William M. Calder III, University of Illinois, Champange"This book is timely, necessary, innovative, and follows sound scholarly principles." Dan Ben-Amos, Professor of Folklore and Folklife, University of Pennsylvania"This anthology will fill a gap, and will do so with distinction." Robert Ackerman, Director, Liberal Arts, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia"Robert Segal's collection of readings offers us something towards understanding the genesis and range of the hero myth and therefore indirectly of analytical psychology ... Segal's book gives an introduction to the hero's 'thousand faces'." Journal of Analytical Psychology"The selection of material that Segal brings together in this work is wide ranging. This book does what it sets out to do by providing a useful sourcebook for the growing variety of hero myth - a variety which is surely set to increase and develop in the years ahead." Journal of Contemporary Religion"...eminently suitable for classroom use." Journal of American Folklore
"Hero Myths: A Reader" provides a selection of 25 stories about heroes from around the world.