Hermes the Thief

The Evolution of a Myth

Norman O. Brown

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A classic, prescient work dealing with myth and cult which traces the evolution of Hermes from sacred stoneheap and phallus to Homeric Hymn to Hermes and the Hesiodic poems.

Format:
paperback
Size:
190 x 130 mm
Publisher:
Lindisfarne Books
Subject:
Religion & Spirituality
Extent:
164 pages
ISBN:
9780940262263
Publication date:
01 Jan 1990

Description

Hermes -- trickster and culture hero, divine child and patron of steady action, master of magic words, seducer and whisper -- is a vital and complex figure in Greek mythology. Who is this tricky shapechanger?
A classic, prescient work dealing with myth and cult which traces the evolution of Hermes from sacred stoneheap and phallus to Homeric Hymn to Hermes and the Hesiodic poems.

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