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Kerényi, Karl 1897-1973

Works: 793 works in 3,420 publications in 10 languages and 28,018 library holdings
Genres: Illustrated works  Pictorial works  Art  Myths  Folklore  History  Records and correspondence  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator, Author of introduction, wpr, Contributor, Other, Honoree, Correspondent, Commentator for written text, Compiler, Dedicatee, Recipient
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Most widely held works by Karl Kerényi
Essays on a science of mythology; the myth of the divine child and the mysteries of Eleusis by C. G Jung( Book )

175 editions published between 1941 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 2,282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science of Mythology provides an account of the meaning and the purpose of mythic themes that is linked to modern life: the heroic battles between good and evil of yore are still played out, reflected in contemporary fears
The trickster; a study in American Indian mythology by Paul Radin( Book )

27 editions published between 1956 and 1988 in English and held by 1,540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Few myths have so wide a distribution as the one, known by the name of the Trickster, which we are presenting here. For few can we so confidently assert that they belong to the oldest expressions of mankind. Few other myths have persisted with their fundamental content unchanged. The Trickster myth is found in clearly recognizable form among the simplest aboriginal tribes and among the complex. We encounter it among the ancient Greeks, the Chinese, the Japanese and in the Semitic world. Many of the Trickster's traits were perpetuated in the figure of the mediaeval jester, and have survived right up to the present day in the Punch-and-Judy plays and in the clown. Although repeatedly combined with other myths and frequently drastically reorganized and reinterpreted, its basic plot seems always to have succeeded in reasserting itself. ... The following paper is the presentation of one such Trickster myth, that found among the Siouan-speaking Winnebago of central Wisconsin and eastern Nebraska. -- Prefactory note (p. xxiii)
The gods of the Greeks by Karl Kerényi( Book )

93 editions published between 1950 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reconstructs the mythological histories of the divinities and the origin and destiny of mankind from ancient writings and artifacts
The heroes of the Greeks by Karl Kerényi( Book )

87 editions published between 1951 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 1,195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Records the histories of ancient warriors and demi-gods depicted in classical mythology and art treasures
The religion of the Greeks and Romans by Karl Kerényi( Book )

43 editions published between 1962 and 1977 in English and German and held by 1,064 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eleusis; archetypal image of mother and daughter by Karl Kerényi( Book )

45 editions published between 1960 and 1991 in English and German and held by 1,007 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Sanctuary of Eleusis, near Athens, was the centre of a religious cult that endured for nearly two thousand years and whose initiates came from all parts of the civilized world. Looking at the tendency to 'see visions', the author examines the Mysteries of Eleusis from the standpoint not only of Greek myth but also of human nature. He holds that the yearly autumnal 'mysteries' were based on the ancient myth of Demeter's search for her ravished daughter Persephone -- a search that he equates not only with woman's quest for completion but also with every person's pursuit of identity. As he explores what the content of the mysteries may have been for those who experienced them, he draws on the study of archaeology, objects of art, and religious history, and suggests rich parallels from other mythologies
Prometheus : archetypal image of human existence by Karl Kerényi( Book )

36 editions published between 1962 and 1997 in English and held by 959 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essay emphasizing the mythological aspect of Greek religion
Dionysos; archetypal image of indestructible life by Karl Kerényi( Book )

27 editions published between 1975 and 1996 in English and held by 946 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"No other god of the Greeks is as widely present in the monuments and nature of Greece and Italy, in the sensuous tradition of antiquity, as Dionysos. In myth and image, in visionary experience and ritual representation, the Greeks possessed a complete expression of indestructible life, the essence of Dionysos. In this work the noted mythologist and historian of religion Carl Kerenyi presents an historical account of the religion of Dionysos from its beginnings in the Minoan culture down to its transition to a cosmic and cosmopolitan religion of late antiquity under the Roman Empire." "From the wealth of Greek literary, epigraphic, and monumental traditions, Kerenyi constructs a picture of Dionysian worship, always underlining the constitutive element of myth. Included in this study are the secret cult scenes of the women's mysteries both within and beyond Attica, the mystic sacrificial rite at Delphi, and the great public Dionysian festivals at Athens. The way in which the Athenian people received and assimilated tragedy in its immanent connection with Dionysos is seen as the greatest miracle in all cultural history. Tragedy and New Comedy are seen as high spiritual forms of the Dionysian religion, and the Dionysian element itself is seen as a chapter in the religious history of Europe."--Jacket
Zeus and Hera : archetypal image of father, husband, and wife by Karl Kerényi( Book )

19 editions published between 1972 and 1976 in English and German and held by 929 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What did Zeus mean to the Greeks? And who was Hera, united with Zeus historically and archetypally as if they were a human pair? C. Kerenyi fills a gap in our knowledge of the religious history of Europe by responding to these questions. Examining the word Zeus and its Greek synonyms theos and daimon, the author traces the origins of Greek religion in the Minoan-Mycenacan civilization. He shows how Homer's view of the gods decisively shaped the literary and artistic tradition of Greek divine mythology. The emergence of the Olympian family is seen as the expression of a humane Zeus cult determ
Asklepios; archetypal image of the physician's existence by Karl Kerényi( Book )

26 editions published between 1959 and 1981 in English and held by 878 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evil; essays by Karl Kerényi( Book )

10 editions published between 1967 and 1980 in English and held by 676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mythology and humanism : the correspondence of Thomas Mann and Karl Kerényi by Thomas Mann( Book )

8 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The voyages of Ulysses; a photographic interpretation of Homer's classic by Erich Lessing( Book )

13 editions published between 1965 and 1966 in 4 languages and held by 544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The adventures of Ulysses; Homer's epic in pictures by Erich Lessing( Book )

4 editions published in 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Greece in color by R. G Hoegler( Book )

30 editions published between 1956 and 1967 in 3 languages and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Eröffnung des Zugangs zum Mythos. Ein Lesebuch by Karl Kerényi( Book )

42 editions published between 1967 and 1996 in German and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Antike Religion by Karl Kerényi( Book )

38 editions published between 1952 and 1995 in German and Undetermined and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zeus und Hera. Urbild des Vaters, des Gatten und der Frau by Karl Kerényi( Book )

21 editions published in 1972 in 3 languages and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hermes, guide of souls : the mythologem of the masculine source of life by Karl Kerényi( Book )

10 editions published between 1976 and 1992 in English and German and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Goddesses of Sun and Moon : Circe, Aphrodite, Medea, Niobe by Karl Kerényi( Book )

11 editions published between 1979 and 1991 in English and German and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The gods of the Greeks
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Karl Kerényi

Karl Kerényi ungarischer klassischer Philologe und Religionswissenschaftler

Károly Kerényi

Károly Kerényi classical philologist

Károly Kerényi filologo e storico delle religioni ungherese

Károly Kerényi Hongaars filoloog (1897-1973)

Károly Kerényi philologue et historien des religions hongrois d'expression allemande

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The trickster; a study in American Indian mythologyThe gods of the GreeksThe heroes of the GreeksEleusis; archetypal image of mother and daughterPrometheus : archetypal image of human existenceDionysos; archetypal image of indestructible life