From Girl to Goddess: The Heroine's Journey through Myth and Legend (Paperback)

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From Girl to Goddess: The Heroine's Journey through Myth and Legend (Paperback)

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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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Valerie Estelle Frankel teaches English at Mission College and San Jose City College. The author of more than 90 popular culture books and more than 100 stories and essays, she lives in Sunnyvale, California.
Product Details ISBN: 9780786448319
ISBN-10: 0786448318
Publisher: McFarland & Company
Publication Date: October 22nd, 2010
Pages: 376
Language: English