Theories of Mythology provides students with both a history of theories of myth and a practical â€˜how-toâ€™ guide to interpreting myth, the most elementary form of narrative. Both a history of theories of myth and a practical â€˜how-toâ€™ guide to interpreting myth. Introduces the major theories of myth from the nineteenth century to the present day. Covers comparative approaches, psychoanalysis, ritual theories of myth, structuralism, and ideological analysis. Supplies readers with the theoretical tools for imitating each method. Features detailed exemplary readings of familiar myths.