The White Goddess
A Historical Grammar of Poetic Myth

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Auteur: Robert Graves
ISBN : 0-374-50493-8
Uitgever: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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Agenda 

Astrologie
Auteurs
Divinatie
Dromen
Elfen
Engelen
Godinnen
Heksen
Kookboeken
Kruiden
De Maan
Magie
Mandala's
Meditatie
Mythologie
Sjamanisme
Stenen
Symbolen
Tarot
Wierook
 
 
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An enormously versatile and prolific writer, translator, and critic, Robert Graves considered himself primarily a poet. Nevertheless, he became best known for his unorthodox historical novels about Rome and his studies of the mythological and psychological sources of poetry. The White Goddess is perhaps his finest and the most popular of these works. In this book Graves explores the stories behind the earliest of European deities, the White Goddess of Birth, Love and Death, who was worshipped under countless titles. She was beautiful, fickle, wise, and implacable, and in one of her late forms she is known as the Ninefold Muse, patroness of the white magic of poetry. In this brilliant tapestry of poetic and religious scholarship, Graves uncovers the obscure and mysterious power of “pure poetry” and its peculiar, mythic language.

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9 Foreword
17 Poets and Gleemen
27 The Battle of the Trees
49 Dog, Roebuck and Lapwing
61 The White Goddess
74 Gwion’s Riddle
97 A Visit to Spiral Castle
113 Gwion’s Riddle solved
123 Hercules and the Lotus
140 Gwion’s Heresy
165 The Tree-Alphabet (1)
189 The Tree-Alphabet(2)
205 The Song of Amergin
223 Palamedes and the Cranes
245 The Roebuck in the Ticket259 The Seven Pillars
272 The Holy Unspeakable Name of God
301 The Lion with the Steady Hand
314 The Bull-footed God
342 The Number of the Beast
349 A Conversation at Paphos – A.D. 43
364 The Waters of the Styx
383 The Triple Muse
409 Fabulous Beasts
422 The Single Poetic Theme
442 War in Heaven
272 The Return of the Goddess
488 Postscript 1960
493 Index


 
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