World Mythology

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Roy G. Willis
Macmillan, 1993 - Religion - 311 pages
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A comprehensive overview of the world's major mythological traditions includes theories about the origins and meanings of myths, key mythological themes and subjects, and a regional treatment of mythmaking cultures. Natural Science & Readers' Subscription Bk Clubs.
 

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User Review  - Heather - Goodreads

A great introduction to world mythology. I particularly enjoyed the section discussing themes that appear in multiple culture's myths, pronunciation guides (especially for Chinese and Celtic words ... Read full review

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User Review  - Stephanie - Goodreads

I read this book for a college class and learned a lot about mythology from different cultures. I liked how it gave a brief overview of each culture so that I could get the main idea without getting ... Read full review

Contents

Foreword by Robert Walter
8
GREAT THEMES OF MYTH
17
A WORLD MYTHOGRAPHY
35
The Middle East
56
India
68
China
88
Japan
110
Greece
124
Central and Eastern Europe
206
North America
220
Mesoamerica
234
South America
250
and Ilyap a
256
Africa
264
Australia
278
Oceania
288

Rome
166
The Celtic World
176
Northern Europe
190
Southeast Asia
300
For Further Reading
308
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About the author (1993)

Willis is Research Fellow in Social Anthropology at the University of Edinburgh.

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