Book Title: An Introduction to Comparative Mythology 3rd edition
Year Published: 2020
An Introduction to Comparative Mythology 3rd edition
Many scholars in the last few centuries have developed theories concerning myths and their purposes.
An Introduction to Comparative Mythology focuses on what is universal among myths while at the same time honoring the local expressions of universal themes. It incorporates myths from cultures from all over the world. The publication uses myth not as a lie or untruth. Instead, it refers to something metaphorical, a higher Truth and not one that needs to be believed literally. Since myths are very much a part of culture and often of religion, you will find myths from still living traditions from around the world included in this book. In addition, it provides four functions of myths that provide a lens by which we may better view myths.
About Jennifer Taylor
Pacifica Program Graduate: MA/PhD in Mythological Studies
Jennifer Taylor has an MA/PhD in Mythological Studies with a Depth Psychological Emphasis from Pacifica Graduate Institute in Carpinteria, California. She also has an MA in Classical Civilizations from the Florida State University and a BA in Humanities, Summa Cum Laude, from the University of Central Florida. She is passionate about teaching, the humanities, world travel, the environment, sustainability, and living in harmony with the Earth and each other. She has traveled a number of times through most of Western Europe as well as Japan, India, and Nepal.