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  Mythography - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Mythography is the study of the study of myths (the study of myths being mythology), as well, and so in examining how mythology has been studied, one can see the differences and similarities readily, as evidenced by Dr. William Doty's MYTHOGRAPHY: THE STUDY OF MYTHS AND RITUALS.
Besides the anthropologist's reason — better understanding of a particular culture in its own terms, that is, for the purposes of cultural anthropology — there are very varied reasons behind the interest of the mythographer.
Its character Casaubon was involved in such a project in the mid-nineteenth century.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Mythography   (723 words)

 Greek mythology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The general issues in studying myths are discussed in the mythography article.
In other cases, close parallels in character and function suggest a common heritage, yet lack of linguistic evidence makes it difficult to prove, as in the case of the Greek Moirae and the Norns of Norse mythology.
Archaeology and mythography, on the other hand, has revealed that the Greeks were inspired by some of the civilizations of Asia Minor and the Near East.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Greek_mythology   (4001 words)

Further, it may be a misjudgment to evaluate the two approaches solely by their psychological tenets because sandtray work is equally based in the spiritual and the mythic.
I hypothesize that each method can claim its merits because of its mythography, the underlying belief structures about mythic thought that influence: how clinical data is acquired, how differences and similarities are approached, and whether client issues as mythic themes are regarded primarily as affective, rational, or imaginal (Downing, 1999).
In summary, Sandplay's mythography views the client as a primitive Other: the patient's ego is inferior to the therapist, for it is unable to safely tolerate content of its own mythic material.
www.sandtray.org /mythprints.html   (3826 words)

 Medieval Mythography, Volume 2 - From the School of Chartres to the Court at Avignon, 1177-1350 - by Jane Chance- A new ...
The second volume in Jane Chance’s study of the history of medieval mythography from the 5th through the 15th centuries focuses on the time period in Western Europe between the School of Chartres and the papal court at Avignon.
This examination of historical and philosophical developments in the story of mythography reflects the ever-increasing importance of the subjectivity of the commentator.
Jane Chance is professor of English at Rice University and author of Medieval Mythography, Volume 1: From Roman North Africa to the School of Chartres, AD 433-1177 (winner of the 1994 South Central Modern Language Association Book Prize) and of 13 other books and collections.
www.upf.com /Fall2000/chance.html   (259 words)

 Michael Cohen | COMICON.com
So when I came up with the concept of Mythography, I was easily able to enlist some top flight people to contribute to the book, though the work was done purely on speculation.
The story of Strange Attractors is in many ways the story of her growth from an ineffectual recluse, to a person who takes charge of her destiny.
Mythography is definitely geared towards the fantasy audience.
www.comicon.com /cohen/interview.htm   (1207 words)

 Mythography Creations by Jeff Knowles Photography
And "Mythography" is literally the artistic representation of mythical subjects.
The term seems to describe the idea I have behind this style: creation of mythical, storytelling scenes using a blend of imagination and the real world -- images that are at once artistic, whimsical, and in a sense, believable.
Mythography Creations is about weaving together reality and fantasy.
www.jeffknowlesphotography.com /mythography.htm   (286 words)

 The Lies
I call this the "mythography of rape." The mythography of rape is the dominant hegemony's story of rape and like most stories in mainstream culture, it is fictional.
Interestingly enough, the mythography of rape tends to blame victims, cast doubt on the verity of victims' reports, and in some ways exonerate rapists by suggesting that victims bring rape on themselves through their actions or dress.
The mythography of rape serves to benefit rapists and men in general; giving them the benefit of the doubt in rape cases.
www-rohan.sdsu.edu /~gwick/lies.html   (647 words)

 Dennis Tedlock-Mythography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Mythography is the process by which myths (stories) become graphed (textualized).
We will explore this process in its full range, from ancient writing systems to the tape-recorder, comparing the works of such mythographers as playwrights, poets, novelists, and compilers of sacred books, on the one hand, and those of folklorists, linguists, and ethnographers, on the other.
Term papers may be based either on sound recordings or on narratives that have already been textualized by means of writing.
wings.buffalo.edu /epc/authors/tedlock/syllabi/mythography.html   (190 words)

 Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2005.09.20
A serious, book-length study of mythography has long been a desideratum, and the lack of one is felt even more keenly now that there is so much excellent work on individual mythographers.
This book, despite its general title, does not fill that gap because Cameron is uninterested in the main surviving mythographers or those who made interpretation as opposed to simple narration a major part of their work.
Because Cameron's whole concern has been with imperial (and indirectly Hellenistic) mythography, there is the rather large and regrettable absence of any discussion of earlier mythography, a genre (to use a simple word for such a remarkably diverse kind of writing) that arose practically immediately after the first prose literature.
ccat.sas.upenn.edu /bmcr/2005/2005-09-20.html   (2831 words)

 Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2002.06.02
Jacoby included all of Greek historiography in its broadest sense, including everything from ethnography to geography to mythography, and arranged the fragments not chronologically but rather "according to their place in the evolution of historiography" (xxix).
Hellanicus of Lesbos, another author of major significance, continued the tradition of Ionian mythography begun by Hecataeus, and influenced both Herodotus and Thucydides (though the latter apparently didn't think much of him).
Following the fragments of the twenty-nine authors are several indexes, including sources for the testimonia, words found in the fragments, and proper names.
ccat.sas.upenn.edu /bmcr/2002/2002-06-02.html   (872 words)

 A Trinket's Tale: Thieving in your underwear isn't all that, not even in a Typical Fantasy Environment.
Drawn in April, 1998, A Trinket's Tale was intended as a parody of and response to a comic I read in the fantasy comics magazine Mythography in the late 1990s.
That comic, which shall remain nameless but has since been republished online, was a mess of poorly thought out and hackneyed ideas, only redeemed somewhat by the slick execution.
I considered sending A Trinket's Tale to Mythography but I thought it wasn't too great itself - the parody didn't cut to the heart of the matter and, more damningly for the kind of magazine that Mythography was, the art was rough.
www.rocr.net /?p=Trinket   (239 words)

 Paraiyars Ellaiyamman as an Iconic Symbol of Collective Resistance and Emancipatory Mythography
The following mythography which encapsulates the origins of Ellaiyamman may be a good example It is a version that was sung to me by a Paraiyar religious functionary from Malaipallaiyam.
The process of construing emancipatory mythographies involves both an interaction with an appropriation of forms from the dominant group and a subtle rejection of it in order to reclaim for the Paraiyars their own human identity and rationale for existence.
  This notion of weaving an alternate mythography, as a way by which peoples deny and defy the construction of unitary and universalizable history, is expressed by Ashis Nandy in his interpretation of how the victims of colonization express their own historical perspectives in the midst of the dominant Western colonial discursive practice.
www.religion-online.org /showarticle.asp?title=1128   (5969 words)

 The Infography about Medieval Mythography
The following sources are recommended by a professor whose research specialty is medieval mythography.
University Press of Florida, 1994; and Medieval Mythography, vol.
"Mythography." Medieval Folklore: An Encyclopedia of Myths, Legends, Tales, Beliefs, and Customs.
www.infography.com /content/135501652087.html   (150 words)

 Humbul full record view for -- Mythography : exploring Greek, Roman, and Celtic mythology and art
Mythography : exploring Greek, Roman, and Celtic mythology and art
The Mythography website is an excellent resource for exploring the art and mythology of the ancient Greeks, Romans, and Celts.
The site is easy to navigate, being divided into clear sections for each society, with each of these sections subdivided into further topics.
www.humbul.ac.uk /output/full2.php?id=15848   (248 words)

 Primary - Mythography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Eventually the items from Chance's bibliography most relevant to mythography will be added here.
This project was begun January, 2001 in conjunction with a seminar at the Centre for Medieval Studies at the University of Toronto led by Prof.
Herren: "The Classical Tradition in the Middle Ages: Medieval Mythography." A great number of the citations on ancient mythography were contributed by Professor Herren.
www.chass.utoronto.ca /~jpaehlke/Mythography.htm   (145 words)

If you have come upon some advice you consider questionable but don't find it listed here, please do not assume that it must be good advice.
This mythography is greatly abbreviated from the reams collected in ongoing investigations by Chuck and Karla.
Dozens upon dozens more foolish notions continue to be taught and trusted, to the serious and clear detriment of the reporting profession.
pages.prodigy.net /cbspeedbuilders2/_wsn/page7.html   (1232 words)

 The assembly of Gods, Notes
Associated with an ever-turning wheel in medieval mythographies and commentaries, the goddess Fortune is called "the greet goddesse" in Christine's The Epistle of Othea because worldly things are governed by her (fable 74, p.
Although Isis was not very mainstream in medieval mythography, glosses about her were disseminated through the works of North African Roman Martianus Capella and school commentaries on his prosimetrum; see Chance, Medieval Mythography, pp.
This goddess of love, much glossed in medieval mythographies and commentaries, is daughter of Saturn (or time, mutability) and mother of Cupid, desire (from the Latin cupiditas, "concupiscence," "greed").
www.lib.rochester.edu /camelot/teams/godnote.htm   (14519 words)

 Free Trade in the Bermuda Triangle   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Shangri-La, the Bermuda Triangle, Transylvania, the Golden Triangle—far-flung in popular conception, these anomalous places nonetheless occupy the same mysterious zone, a mythography of unruly cartographic practices.
And because this mythography becomes associated with a particular area of the earth’s surface, it may well suggest an alternative means of mapping the world, dissociated from the dominant geographical paradigms of nation-state, economic region, and the global/local marketing nexus.
Large-scale nonnational geographical spaces that find their genesis in popular feeling, mystery, and belief, these four sites provide Brett Neilson with the basis not only for rethinking the current global reorganization of space and time but also for questioning the dominant narrative by which globalization marks the victory of capitalism.
www.upress.umn.edu /Books/N/neilson_free.html   (326 words)

 Musica Viva Australia - 2004 - Mythography and Rebetes
Musica Viva Australia - 2004 - Mythography and Rebetes
Mythography will present the sounds of the ancient instrument the panpipes through the melodies of Greece and the Andes.
Rebetes will follow, with a concert of traditional Greek music, rembetiko and contemporary music of the mainland and Crete, featuring the lyra, bouzouki and accordian.
www.mva.org.au /2004/performer.asp?id=575   (53 words)

 foamy custard: introduction to mythography
A myth is a story that is sacred to a group of people; to those people, the story is true and concerns foundational events – from the origin and organization of the cosmos to the origin and organization of fundamental human institutions (examples: kingship, gender roles).
In a very brief survey I will talk about the history and major modern theories of myth study ('mythography'), leaving out much that is important but suggesting more in-depth readings.
Frazer's use in anthropology and mythography is doubtful because his lack of critical rigor but his charming and extensive writing did expand the role of mythography in academia.
www.indigogroup.co.uk /foamycustard/fc049.htm   (5939 words)

 The Mythography of the "New" Frontier
Because what I'm interested in, and what I'm going to talk about today, is fable, folklore...or more exactly, modern mythologies of technoscience.
I borrow the term mythography from biblical and folklore studies to describe what I do.
Mythography implies a process of "becoming real" that incorporates stories, tropes, things and spaces in ways that I find very useful; it allows us to trace a literary technology or linguistic practice through its expression in material objects, social practices, and spaces.
web.mit.edu /comm-forum/papers/eubanks.html   (3615 words)

 Michael Cohen | COMICON.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
As of this writing (6-98) 8 issues of Mythography have appeared.
Mythography was originally intended as a vehicle for me and some of my friends to do fantasy stories.
The original line-up was comprised of folks, who like me, had started self-publishing in the early 90's; and who had some fantasy stories they wanted to tell in addition to their regular series.
www.comicon.com /cohen/bardic_press.htm   (256 words)

 Centre d'Histoire des Religions de l'Université de Liège   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
No detailed narratological study of mythography has been undertaken, perhaps because to much modern taste the style seems jejune or uninteresting compared to the prose of the great historians.
Yet it was an instrument created for a particular purpose, to which it was ideally suited.
In attempting to offer explanations for stylistic choices, one soon finds that possible answers lead directly to issues of audience, occasion, self-conception, and (ultimately) the attitude of mythography to mythology.
www.ulg.ac.be /histreli/fowler.html   (132 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
TITLE>Casaubon's mythography and allegorical method -- bibliographical materials: Ch 6 Note 44
Casaubon's mythography and allegorical method -- bibliographical materials -- bibliographical materials
Harvey notes that although Casaubon's mythography is not strictly speaking an allegorical method, its basic affinities are nevertheless with "the Renaissance approach.
www.victorianweb.org /authors/eliot/hw/notes/6n44.html   (147 words)

 Exhibit Feb 2000   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
This is a detail of the cover illustration for the new edition of Mythography - The Study of Myths and Rituals, by William G. Doty, published by the University of Alabama Press, 2000.
The book also contains four small chapter dividers inspired by the mythological theories of Northrop Frye, who said mythological archetypes fall into four categories which correspond to the four seasons: Spring-birth, Summer-consummation, the "Fall" of the hero, and Winter-death.
The University of Alabama Press News Release on Mythography
bama.ua.edu /~rdobson/art/exhibit_feb_00pr.htm   (121 words)

 The Matrix as an excursion in creative mythography (Matrix Forum)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Anyone want to take a look at any of the less obvious mythographical references in the film.
Please no classical injections that are so obvious, as in Greek mythography and Persephone, Zues and Demeter daughter kidnapped by Hades.
I think we should all know by now Demeter worked out a timeshare with Hades so Persephone spent half the year on earth and the other half in the underworld.
www.matrix-explained.com /php/about-the-matrix-movies-806.html   (318 words)



Reprinted Excerpts on Pierre Bersuire from Medieval Mythography, vol.
“Mythography” (1000 words), The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages, ed.
"The Origins of Medieval Mythography: From Homer to Dante," in Mapping the Cosmos, ed.
www.ruf.rice.edu /~jchance/art.html   (3147 words)

 One Ring to Rule them All
Revised editions of two of those books—Tolkien’s Art: A Mythology for England (first published in 1979) and Lord of the Rings: The Mythology of Power (first published in 1992)—were rereleased this past year by the University Press of Kentucky.
Chance’s expertise is medieval mythography, Anglo–Saxon and Middle English literature, and Chaucer, and most of her 15 books, including her award-winning two-volume magnum opus, Medieval Mythography, are on those topics.
She also serves as general editor of the Library of Medieval Women and series co-editor of the new Greenwood Guide to Historical Events in the Ancient and Medieval World.
www.rice.edu /sallyport/2002/winter/features/lordoftherings   (1864 words)

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