Ancient Symbology in Fantasy Literature: A Psychological Study

Ancient Symbology in Fantasy Literature A Psychological Study Archetypal symbols in ancient myths as well as the folktales nursery stories and fairytales of the Middle Ages are the blueprints of modern fantasy literature This book explores the modern dreamscap

  • Title: Ancient Symbology in Fantasy Literature: A Psychological Study
  • Author: William Indick
  • ISBN: 9780786460397
  • Page: 353
  • Format: Paperback
  • Archetypal symbols in ancient myths as well as the folktales, nursery stories, and fairytales of the Middle Ages are the blueprints of modern fantasy literature This book explores the modern dreamscape of present day fantasy, using the ancient myths and traditional fairytales as guides and shining the light of psychological insight onto every symbolic figure and theme encArchetypal symbols in ancient myths as well as the folktales, nursery stories, and fairytales of the Middle Ages are the blueprints of modern fantasy literature This book explores the modern dreamscape of present day fantasy, using the ancient myths and traditional fairytales as guides and shining the light of psychological insight onto every symbolic figure and theme encountered Chapters are dedicated to all of the significant archetypes heroes and princesses, fairy godmothers and evil witches, wizards and dark lords, magic, and magical beasts are all explored The analyses and interpretations are informed by classic psychoanalytic studies the works of fantasy literature examined in this book include the most popular and influential in the genre.

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    1. Ancient Symbology in Fantasy Literature by Dr. William Indick takes both the academic or layman into the real meaning behind the symbols of fantasy literature. What instantly struck me about the book were Indick's brilliant and beautifully-written passages such as: "Myths and fairytales do not tell us how to live; rather, they provide symbols for ideas to live by. In the end, we have to interpret the symbols ourselves, just as we have to interpret the meaning of our own lives by ourselves."Indic [...]


    2. If you enjoy fantasy and want to know what it says about the world around us, this is a great book. Indick’s style is straightforward and interesting, a great read for someone interested in the subject, but not an expert.The author primarily explores the psychological reasons between archetypes and symbols frequently found in fantasy literature. Indick first explores the psychological functions of myth and legend, to the self and to societies. In “The Hero” and “The Princess,” the gend [...]


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