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The hero's quest and the cycles of nature : an ecological interpretation of world mythology / Rachel S. McCoppin.

Author:
McCoppin, Rachel S., 1977- [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
  • Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2016]
  • ©2016
Description:
vii, 233 pages ; 23 cm
Summary note:
"This examination of the heroic journey in world mythology casts the protagonist as a personification of nature--a "botanical hero"--who begins the quest in a metaphorical seed-like state, sprouting into strength to face a mythic underworld. A cyclical promise of continuous life is realized, in which no element fully disappears"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-220) and index.
Contents:
From seeds and sprouts to branching out -- Caves and the underworld -- Death and sacrifice -- Natural apotheosis and the resurrection of the botanical hero.
Subject(s):
ISBN:
  • 9781476662015 ((softcover ; : alk. paper))
  • 1476662010 ((softcover ; : alk. paper))
  • ((ebook))
LCCN:
2016041366
OCLC:
948547644
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