Eyewitness Companions: Mythology: World Myths, Gods, Heroes, Creatures, Mythical Places
Originally told to explain the mysteries of the world—such as creation, divine will, fertility, death, and love—myths are a major part of many cultures throughout the world, and each area has its own myths. Organized by geographic region, each myth is placed within the civilization’s history and context. The key elements of world mythology, such as the hero, his divine connection, the labyrinth, the initiation, and the transformation,are explored in boxes and features throughout the book.
Philip Wilkinson has more than 50 titles to his credit in the fields of mythology, history, and the arts, including DK’s Illustrated Dictionaries of Mythology and Religions. Neil Philip is the author of many books on folklore and mythology, including The Illustrated Book of Myths and Myths and Legends Explained. Synopses of the great myths that have inspired human creativity from antiquity to the present Covers mythology around the globe, from the classic Greek to lesser known Malaysian Catalogs of gods by subject enable comparisons of distant civilizations
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - mariahsidhe - LibraryThing
It was a good book upon mythology, it touched a little bit of everything. Although what I did not like about this book was the fact that in parts it was too vague, such as the exploits of Loki; and I did not like how it did not provide pronunciation. Overall I do believe this book is well done. Read full review
Very good book. It covers a lot of different mythologies from Greek and Roman to some of the less known Native American legends. At the back it has a guide to who's who in mythology which is very good if you want to learn more about a specific god.
WHOS WHO IN MYTHOLOGY 264
Creators and high gods 268
Mother goddesses and Earth deities 286
Gods of the sea sky and cosmos 292
Deities of animals and hunting 300
Deities of fertility and agriculture 306
Deities of love childbirth and the home 312