Hero Myths: A Reader
May 2000, Wiley-Blackwell
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- Includes an extensive introduction providing a history of the study of hero myths and a guide to analyzing the myths selected
- Includes headnotes to each selection giving the main sources for each hero's life and leading secondary sources
- The selection of figures is extremely diverse - includes both non-Western and Western heroes, female and male, modern and ancient, divine and human, young and adult, lowly and noble, historical and fictional, failed and successful.