A must read for anyone who is interested in comparative religion.
Some of the more interesting transformations in the West involve the snake, the Goddess, and the risen Lord, which have an ancient history.
The significance of the similarities between these myths, as well as the functions they served, are examined.
'￼Occidental Mythology', to say it coarsely, renders the murder culture eventually comprehensive. It is Joseph Campbell’s merit to have unveiled Isis a second time, after her first... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Dr. Peter Fritz Walter
Essential for understanding religion as it pertains within psychological subject matter and anthropology... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Mike. No. 6
I asked for Occidental Mythology; I received Primitive Mythology. Oh well. Better luck next time, you know what I mean?Published 15 months ago by Jeremy E. Tarr
This book is an impressive accomplishment. It examines the history of the various cultures of the western world through their myths, as expressed in their art, worship, and... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Steve M.
i bought the first 3 volumes. I like them all, interesting and easy to read. Another great work of Joseph CampbellPublished 16 months ago by C. S. Nunez
I love anything written By Campbell. A must read for anyone who is interested in comparative religion. Start with Primitive Mythology and read the whole series.Published 18 months ago by Mythman
Occidental Mythology is a thorough and fascinating review of the basis & evolution of mythology in the West. Read morePublished on June 19, 2012 by Deejay
In the third volume of his monumental comparative survey of the development of mythological motifs, Campbell turns his attention to the emergence of the great Occidental religious... Read morePublished on December 20, 2010 by Barnaby Thieme
If you are interested in the history of religion, the four volume series, the Masks of God, is an excellent choice. Read morePublished on May 13, 2010 by Charles M. Proctor, Jr.