Discover the enchanting world of mythology — from Loki and Thor to Viracocha and Cúchulainn.
Authoritative and engrossing, this guide to mythology retells and explains more than 80 well-known myths and legends. Perfect for the modern reader, it offers you a fresh look at these fascinating myths and what they mean to the cultures that created them.
This indispensable reference book about mythology is packed with:
• Global coverage of world myths, profiling everything from the famous tales of the Greeks, Norsemen and Egyptians to the legends of the Caribbean, the Americas, Oceania and East Asia.
• Thought-provoking quotes, graphics and flow-charts demystify the central ideas of each mythological narrative.
• More than 80 classic myths retold and explained.
• Boxes that place the myths in their cultural and historical context.
Get ready to explore the compelling worlds and characters depicted in myths and legends through engaging text and eye-catching graphics. You’ll come face-to-face with Zeus, the god of the sky and ruler of the Olympian gods, discover the trickster god, Maui, and meet Hades, the ruler of the underworld.
Beyond the gods and goddesses of Ancient Greek, Roman and Norse myths, this mythology and folklore book delves into the stories woven by the Australian aborigines, the Cherokee and Aztecs, each brimming with amazing characters and insights into human existence. It will intrigue and delight fans of all things mythology!
The series simply explained. The Mythology Book is part of the award-winning Big Ideas Simply Explained series from DK. It uses innovative graphics along with engaging writing to make complex subjects easier to understand.
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