Essays on a Science of Mythology is a cooperative work between C. KerÃ©nyi, who has been called "the most psychological of mythologists," and C. G. Jung, who has been called "the most mythological of psychologists." KerÃ©nyi contributes an essay on the Divine Child and one on the Kore (the Maiden), together with a substantial introduction and conclusion. Jung contributes a psychological commentary on each essay. Both men hoped, through their collaboration, to elevate the study of mythology to the status of a science. In "The Primordial Child in Primordial Times" KerÃ©nyi treats the child-God as an enduring and significant figure in Greek, Norse, Finnish, Etruscan, and Judeo-Christian mythology. He discusses the Kore as Athena, Artemis, Hecate, and Demeter-Persephone, the mother-daughter of the Eleusinian mysteries. Jung speaks of the Divine Child and the Maiden as living psychological realities that provide continuing meaning in people's lives. The investigations of C. KerÃ©nyi are continued in a later study, Eleusis: Archetypal Image of Mother and Daughter (Princeton).