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The Hero's Quest and the Cycles of Nature: An Ecological Interpretation of World Mythology
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Publisher McFarland & Co Inc Pub
Publication date October 31, 2016
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781476662015
ISBN-10 1476662010
Dimensions 0 by 6 by 9 in.
Original list price $35.00
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: This examination of the heroic journey in world mythology casts the protagonist as a personification of nature--a "botanical hero" one might say--who begins the quest in a metaphorical seed-like state, then sprouts into a period of verdant strength. But the hero must face a mythic underworld where he or she contends with mortality and sacrifice--embracing death as a part of life. For centuries, humans have sought superiority over nature, yet the botanical hero finds nothing is lost by recognizing that one is merely a part of nature. Instead, a cyclical promise of continuous life is realized, in which no element fully disappears, and the hero's message is not to dwell on death.

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About: This examination of the heroic journey in world mythology casts the protagonist as a personification of nature--a "botanical hero" one might say--who begins the quest in a metaphorical seed-like state, then sprouts into a period of verdant strength.

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