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From Girl to Goddess: The Heroines Journey Through Myth and Legend

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From Demeter and Persephone of ancient Greek mythology to the Armless Maiden of South Africa, Pele of Hawaiian legend, and the lesbian wise women of Native American folklore, this book gathers stories from around the world representing the heroine's journey. Frankel, a storyteller, essayist, and novelist, seeks to throw off the oppression of our culture's obsession with hero myths as she reveals the heroine's true role, not as the hero's reward, but as an embodiment of one of the goddess archetypes: magical maiden, life-source and creator mother, wise crone, and guardian angel. In the first part of the book, Frankel details the steps of the heroine's journey, from growing up in the ordinary world to the journey through the unconscious, facing and integrating her dark side, and goddesshood. The second part of the book gives more details on the four archetypes of maiden, mother, crone, and spirit guardian. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Many are familiar with Joseph Campbell's theory of the hero's journey, the idea that every man from Moses to Hercules grows to adulthood while battling his alter-ego. This book explores the universal heroine's journey as she quests through world myth. Numerous stories from cultures as varied as Chile and Vietnam reveal heroines who battle for safety and identity, thereby upsetting popular notions of the passive, gentle heroine. Only after she has defeated her dark side and reintegrated can the heroine become the bestower of wisdom, the protecting queen and arch-crone.

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ISBN:
9780786448319
Author:
Frankel, Valerie Estelle
Publisher:
McFarland & Company
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology
Subject:
Mythology-Folklore and Storytelling
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Publication Date:
20101031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English

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"Synopsis" by , Many are familiar with Joseph Campbell's theory of the hero's journey, the idea that every man from Moses to Hercules grows to adulthood while battling his alter-ego. This book explores the universal heroine's journey as she quests through world myth. Numerous stories from cultures as varied as Chile and Vietnam reveal heroines who battle for safety and identity, thereby upsetting popular notions of the passive, gentle heroine. Only after she has defeated her dark side and reintegrated can the heroine become the bestower of wisdom, the protecting queen and arch-crone.
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