From angels to demons, The Mythology of Supernatural explores the religious roots and the ancient folklore of the otherworldly entities that brothers Sam and Dean Winchester face on the hit television show Supernatural—and that have ...
Author: Nathan Robert Brown
Category: Social Science
A look into the paranormal legends, lore, mythology, and monsters featured on the hit television show Supernatural. From angels to demons, The Mythology of Supernatural explores the religious roots and the ancient folklore of the otherworldly entities that brothers Sam and Dean Winchester face on the hit television show Supernatural—and that have inhabited the shadows of human imagination across countless cultures and centuries.
This curious story is an example of what is known in mythology as the 'harrying of
Hades.' The land of the supernatural or subterranean beings always exercises a
profound fascination over the minds of barbarians, and such tales are invented ...
Author: Lewis Spence
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Rich anthology of the myths and legends of the Algonquins, Iroquois, Pawnees, and Sioux: warrior rivalries, steadfast love, and victory over powerful forces. Extensive historical and ethnological commentary. 36 illustrations.
as our central research question, and guides our analyses of Supernatural over
its thus-far eight-year existence. ... For example, The Mythology of Supernatural:
The Signs and Symbols behind the Popular TV Show (Brown, 2011) provides ...
Author: Erika Engstrom
Publisher: Lexington Books
Category: Social Science
This book uses a theory-based inquiry of the nuanced religious messages in the TV series Supernatural, which presents religious themes through horror and fantasy to show a Christianity without Christ. It uncovers how entertainment television provides a conduit for religious messages that speak to the role of contemporary American faith.
THE SUPERNATURAL IN THE ANCIENT NATIONS. The Supernatural a
Universal Principle — Presents itself under various Phases — Whether Good or
Bad to be known by its Fruits — Horst's View of it — According to Goethe, this
Faith is ...
(1) Myths proper, i.e. pre-scientific and imaginative explanations of real or
supposed phenomena which appeal to emotion ... (3) Folk tales told for popular
entertainment, mostly stories of adventure dealing with natural or supernatural
Author: Nigel Guy Wilson
Publisher: Psychology Press
Examining every aspect of the culture from antiquity to the founding of Constantinople in the early Byzantine era, this thoroughly cross-referenced and fully indexed work is written by an international group of scholars. This Encyclopedia is derived from the more broadly focused Encyclopedia of Greece and the Hellenic Tradition, the highly praised two-volume work. Newly edited by Nigel Wilson, this single-volume reference provides a comprehensive and authoritative guide to the political, cultural, and social life of the people and to the places, ideas, periods, and events that defined ancient Greece.
For many people, mythsconjure up vague recollections of fancifulstories or epic
tales and legends that are often associated withthe fantasiesof childhood fairy
tales or the supernatural adventures of heroes, like Jason and theArgonauts ...
Author: Annamaria Hemingway
Publisher: John Hunt Publishing
Almost every religious mythology contains the primordial motif of death and rebirth and portrays the posthumous journey of the deceased following death. Myths of the afterlife exist in all cultures, including that of the ancient Greeks and Egyptians, Babylonians, Romans and Celts and continue to manifest in living faiths such as Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Although human consciousness has evolved over time, the mystery of death remains beyond rational perception and gives rise to feelings of anxiety and uncertainty. Inquiring whether death may be a transition to rebirth requires looking back into the universal language of myth, which symbolizes the germ of life existing in an afterlife state. As will be shown, this ancient model of the otherworldly journey and resurrection continues to appear in the near-death experience.
These two boys were great boys to do all sorts of things that were supernatural,
but they were but young boys, especially After-birth-Boy, who was known to have
been raised in the water. These boys were the ones who killed all the meanest ...
Release on 1993 | by Emeritus Professor and Researcher of History Alfredo Lopez Austin
Pathways of Mesoamerican Mythology Emeritus Professor and Researcher of
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Author: Emeritus Professor and Researcher of History Alfredo Lopez Austin
Published in 1990 under the title Los mitos del tlacuache, this is the first major theoretical study of Mesoamerican mythology by one of the foremost scholars of Aztec ideology. Using the myth cycle of the opossum and the theft of fire from the gods as a touchstone, Lopez Austin constructs a definition of myth that pertains to all of Mesoamerican culture, challenging the notion that to be relevant such studies must occur within a specific culture. Shown here is that much of modern mythology has ancient roots, despite syncretism with Christianity, and can be used to elucidate the pre-Columbian world view. Analysis of pre-Columbian myths can also be used to understand current indigenous myths. Subtopics include the hero and his place in the Mesoamerican pantheon, divine space and human space, mythic event clusters, myth as truth, and the fusion of myth and history. This book presents a unique description of the Mesoamerican world view for students of comparative religion, history of religion, folklore, ethnology, and anthropology.
legendary supernatural beings often described as sea raiders and later also as
giants. ... PSH Lug (Modern Irish Lugh) is the pre-eminent figure of the supernatural TUATH DE of the Irish MYTHOLOGICAL CYCLE and continuing into
How can there be a mythology where there is only one God, without any
interaction between gods, one of the hallmarks of mythology? Mythology seems
to imply a multiplicity of supernatural forces, which gives the story of divinity a
tension and ...
Author: Howard Schwartz
Publisher: Oxford University Press
The first anthology of Jewish mythology in English, Tree of Souls reveals a mythical tradition as rich and as fascinating as any in the world. Drawing from the Bible, the Pseudepigrapha, the Talmud and Midrash, the kabbalistic literature, medieval folklore, Hasidic texts, and oral lore collected in the modern era, Schwartz has gathered together nearly 700 of the key Jewish myths. The myths themselves are marvelous. We read of Adams diamond and the Land of Eretz (where it is always dark), the fall of Lucifer and the quarrel of the sun and the moon, the Treasury of Souls and the Divine Chariot. We discover new tales about the great figures of the Hebrew Bible, from Adam to Moses; stories about God's Bride, the Shekhinah, and the evil temptress, Lilith; plus many tales about angels and demons, spirits and vampires, giant beasts and the Golem. Equally important, Schwartz provides a wealth of additional information. For each myth, he includes extensive commentary, revealing the source of the myth and explaining how it relates to other Jewish myths as well as to world literature (for instance, comparing Eves release of evil into the world with Pandoras). For ease of use, Schwartz divides the volume into ten books, Myths of God, Myths of Creation, Myths of Heaven, Myths of Hell, Myths of the Holy Word, Myths of the Holy Time, Myths of the Holy People, Myths of the Holy Land, Myths of Exile, and Myths of the Messiah.