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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, 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 Scotland and Africa 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.
|Publication date:||15th November 2010|
|Author:||Valerie Estelle Frankel|
|Publisher:||McFarland & Co Inc|
|Format:||Paperback / softback|
|Categories:||Folklore, myths & legends,|
Valerie Estelle Frankel is a lecturer at San Jose State University. She lives in Sunnyvale, California.More About Valerie Estelle Frankel