Legends and Sagas
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THE MYTH OF THE BIRTH OF THE HERO
A Psychological Interpretation of Mythology
(Translation of Der Mythus von der Geburt des Helden: Versuch einer Psychologischen Mythendeutung. Leipzig, Deuticke, 1909)
by Otto Rank
Translated from the German by Drs. F. Robbins and Smith Ely Jelliffe
Nervous and Mental Disease Monograph Series No. 18.
The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease Publishing Company, New York
Scanned, proofed, and formatted at sacred-texts.com, October 2006, by John Bruno Hare. This text is in the public domain in the United States because both the translation and the original were published prior to 1923.
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