CliffsNotes Mythology

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Wiley, Nov 11, 2004 - Literary Criticism - 216 pages
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The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background.

In CliffsNotes on Mythology, you'll review the myths from seven different cultures and gain an overview of the stories that people have lived by from ancient times to the present. The gods and their stories depict life's lessons and personal relationships and present a moral code of human conduct. These stories are also a map to understanding history.

This CliffsNotes guide covers Egyptian, Babylonian, Indian, Greek, Roman, and Norse mythologies, as well as the Arthurian legends. Features that help you figure out these important works include

  • An introduction to mythology
  • The main gods of various cultures
  • Review questions
  • Recommended readings
  • Genealogical tables of major gods

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User Review  - David Withun - Goodreads

This book was a great basic introduction to the world's great mythological systems. For those who want to know more about mythology, I definitely recommend it. My only complaints are that I wish the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Regina Hunter - Goodreads

Actually a pretty cool book, with attention to a time-line of events, unlike most books that throe everything at you and then try to put it in a line. Also it points its attention to main god and their relations, and unlike other books it also points at facts of historical value. Read full review

About the author (2004)

James Weigel, Jr. attended the University of California.

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