A discussion of literary and oral sources, and speculation on what the myths may have meant to the women and men who related them
A survey of such topics as the mythic past, present, and future; cyclical time; time and space; myth, narrative, and language
An A-to-Z of the key mythological figures, concepts, and events
A guide to the vast wealth of print, web site, video, and CD-ROM resources. A full subject index concludes a volume that is certain to become the standard introduction to a well-loved and haunting mythological tradition.