The Cauldron: A Pagan Forum (Archive Board)
December 05, 2021, 08:22:04 am *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
News: This is our Read Only Archive Board (closed to posting July 2011). Join our new vBulletin board!
 
  Portal   Forum   Help Rules Search Chat (Mux) Articles Login Register   *

Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
December 05, 2021, 08:22:04 am

Login with username, password and session length
Donate!
The Cauldron's server is expensive and requires monthly payments. Please become a Bronze, Silver or Gold Donor if you can. Donations are needed every month. Without member support, we can't afford the server.
TC Staff
Important Information about this Archive Board
This message board is The Cauldron: A Pagan Forum's SMF Archive Board. It is closed to new memberships and to posting, but there are over 250,000 messages here that you can still search and read -- many full of interesting and useful information. (This board was open from February 2007 through June 2011).

Our new vBulletin discussion board is located at http://www.ecauldron.com/forum/ -- if you would like to participate in discussions like those you see here, please visit our new vBulletin message board, register an account and join in our discussions. We hope you will find the information in this message archive useful and will consider joining us on our new board.
Pages: 1 [2]   Go Down
  Add bookmark  |  Print  
Author Topic: Books on mythology/pantheons?  (Read 7309 times)
catja6
Board Staff
Staff
Adept Member
***
Last Login:November 28, 2020, 08:41:38 pm
Canada Canada

Religion: Hellenic Pagan
Posts: 1119


Blog entries (0)


« Reply #15: October 03, 2009, 04:46:55 pm »

  There are many good reference books on world mythology in bookstores.  For something more in-depth, I highly recommend anything written by Joseph Campbell.  He was considered a world authority on the subject. 

Like Lyric and Mel said, Campbell is *not* a good source for anything other than his extremely problematic "monomyth."  Campbell is like Frazer, in that actual experts in the field considered his work nonsense, but he struck a chord with the general public.  Therefore, the only area where Campbell is considered remotely useful by scholars of myth is when discussing contemporary popular culture, which has adopted Campbell's monomyth as a storytelling template.

Here's a past thread discussing the problems with Campbell, and providing links and suggested readings:
http://www.ecauldron.net/forum/index.php?topic=3007.0



 
Logged

Welcome, Guest!
You will need to register and/or login to participate in our discussions.

Read our Rules and Policies and the Quoting Guidelines.

Help Fund Our Server? Donate to Lyricfox's Cancer Fund?

LyricFox
Co-Host
Administrator
Grand Adept Member
*****
Last Login:September 04, 2011, 02:39:11 pm
United States United States

Religion: Lapsed Hellenic Reconstructionist
Posts: 8959


Blog entries (0)


« Reply #16: October 03, 2009, 06:31:01 pm »

but he struck a chord with the general public.

Total aside here.

I was still up in Dallas when my mom caught Bill Moyer's interview with him and called me in the room. I walked in, heard about a minute and a half of his "universality" schtick, and turned around and walked out. Told mom she'd be better off watching West Wing on my way out the door.
Logged

Visit The Breast Cancer Site & Click to fund free Mammograms
Hosts' Store: Doxy's Bazaar (w/Pagan Items)
Need Web Hosting? See The Cheap Web Hosting Report

Donor Ad: Become a Silver or Gold Donor to get your ad here.

Tags:
Pages: 1 [2]   Go Up
  Add bookmark  |  Print  
 
Jump to:  
  Portal   Forum   Help Rules Search Chat (Mux) Articles Login Register   *

* Share this topic...
In a forum
(BBCode)
In a site/blog
(HTML)


Related Topics
Subject Started by Replies Views Last post
Books on Egyptian Mythology/Pantheon?
Gods, Goddesses, and Mythology
hassMysteria 8 5717 Last post May 31, 2007, 01:38:49 am
by Adoratrix
Reliable Books or Websites on Celtic Mythology « 1 2 »
Books and Other Resources
spiritseeker 28 13164 Last post September 16, 2007, 06:08:00 pm
by nemesisfirestorm
Slavic mythology books?
Books and Other Resources
Nehet 7 6894 Last post July 17, 2008, 02:19:30 pm
by catja6
Egyptian Mythology Books?
Books and Other Resources
dragonfaerie 3 2217 Last post May 28, 2009, 01:53:54 am
by Darkhawk
Books on Mythology « 1 2 »
Books and Other Resources
RainDrop 21 9648 Last post July 03, 2011, 12:37:59 pm
by greenleaf
EU Cookie Notice: This site uses cookies. By using this site you consent to their use.


Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.21 | SMF © 2006-2008, Simple Machines
TinyPortal v0.9.8 © Bloc
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
Page created in 0.094 seconds with 34 queries.