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

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McFarland, Oct 19, 2010 - Social Science - 376 pages
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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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User Review  - lewisbookreviews - LibraryThing

This book is an excellent read for anyone interested in mythology and fairytales. Not only does this book focus on stories of the heroine, it focuses on the heroine from a wide variety of cultures ... Read full review

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User Review  - Christie Maurer - Goodreads

An absolutely superb detailing on how the Heroine's Journey unwinds--and is so different from Campbell's well-known Hero's Journey. In the Introduction, Ms. Frankel says, "The heroine's true role is ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
Steps of the Journey
11
Archetypes
173
Final Thoughts
317
Appendix
319
Notes
327
Bibliography
345
Index
355
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About the author (2010)

Valerie Estelle Frankel is a storyteller and award-winning novelist. The author of four recent books on popular culture and more than 100 stories and essays, she lives in Sunnyvale, California.

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