The Book Of Greek And Roman Folktales Legends And Myths

Author by : William Hansen
Languange : en
Publisher by : Princeton University Press
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Description : The first anthology to present the entire range of ancient Greek and Roman stories—from myths and fairy tales to jokes Captured centaurs and satyrs, incompetent seers, people who suddenly change sex, a woman who remembers too much, a man who cannot laugh—these are just some of the colorful characters who feature in the unforgettable stories that ancient Greeks and Romans told in their daily lives. Together they created an incredibly rich body of popular oral stories that include, but range well beyond, mythology—from heroic legends, fairy tales, and fables to ghost stories, urban legends, and jokes. This unique anthology presents the largest collection of these tales ever assembled. Featuring nearly four hundred stories in authoritative and highly readable translations, this is the first book to offer a representative selection of the entire range of traditional classical storytelling. Complete with beautiful illustrations, this one-of-a-kind anthology will delight general readers as well as students of classics, fairy tales, and folklore.


Greek And Roman Folklore

Author by : Graham Anderson
Languange : en
Publisher by : Greenwood Publishing Group
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Description : The Greek and Roman world is often noted for the rationalism of a few outstanding thinkers. This book is about the traditional superstitions, beliefs, taboos, folk-remedies, ghost stories, and folk tales that haunted the rest. It defines and categorizes types of classical folklore, provides examples and texts, reviews scholarship and criticism, and discusses the importance of folklore in the ancient world. The volume closes with a glossary, a bibliography of print and electronic sources, and an extensive index.


Persephone S Garden

Author by : Glynnis Fawkes
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : A children's song inspires a love of Greek mythology in a young girl. A young woman finds a career in archeology and illustration. A young mother sees her daughter become a woman, as her own mother's memories are lost. Persephone's Garden is a deeply personal story and an inventive study of girlhood, womanhood and motherhood, through memory, history and mythology.


Myth In The Ancient World

Author by : Ian Plant
Languange : en
Publisher by : Palgrave
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Description : Myth in the Ancient World provides a complete introduction to this important field of study. It contains a selection of readings from ancient texts and a comprehensive glossary designed for readers meeting the people and places of the ancient world for the first time. The book asks what a myth is and how it differs from other narratives, such as legends and folktales. It also looks at interpretations of meaning in mythology. The focus is on Ancient Greek myth, but Roman reinterpretation of Greek stories and the invention of Roman myth are also discussed. Texts from Egypt, the peoples of Mesopotamia, and the Jewish traditions found in the Bible broaden the context and deepen our understanding of myth. The book examines the relevance of key themes to the cultures in which the myths arose or in which they were adapted and retold. Looking at the reflection of the ancient world through myth helps us to identify important religious, social and political aspects of ancient cultures.


Greek Mythology Romance Quest From A Goddess Mythology Gods Legends Science Fiction Romance Fantasy Romance Greek Roman Folk Tales

Author by : Ashley Leacock
Languange : en
Publisher by : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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Description : He was just an ordinary farmer until a Goddess appeared and gave him the most important task of his entire life! Being the best farmer in the valley, the Goddess of Agriculture appeared in Bryce's dreams and gave him a mission. Then, a beautiful young lady is sent to help him with his quest. On this very important quest, a love worthy of the Gods begins to bloom between the two.


Roman Myths And Legends

Author by : Jilly Hunt
Languange : en
Publisher by : Capstone Classroom
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Description : Discusses Roman mythology and its origins, the structure of the mythological world, and the gods, goddesses, and heroes featured in legend.


Myths In Minutes

Author by : Neil Philip
Languange : en
Publisher by : Hachette UK
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Description : The world's great fables, sagas and legends dramatically retold. Myths are the greatest stories ever told. Passed down over millennia, they are the templates for all our stories, with their eternal themes of creation and destruction, fate and cunning, heroism and cruelty, sensuality and war. Retold here are nearly 200 myths - from Prometheus defying Zeus to create man to the destruction of Troy; and from valiant battles against Frost Giants and Cyclopes to the heroic quests for the Golden Fleece and Holy Grail - including a commentary on their origins, common themes and meanings. Compellingly written, concise and with each myth illustrated with an iconic image, Myths in Minutes is the perfect way to understand and enjoy the world's major fables. Includes the great Ancient Greek, Roman and Egyptian legends: The Labours of Heracles; The Gods of Olympus; Zeus defeats the Titans; Hades and the Underworld; Theseus and the Minotaur; The Gorgons; Perseus and Andromeda; Oedipus and the Sphinx; The Judgment of Paris; The Trojan Horse; The Odyssey; Jason and The Golden Fleece; Romulus, Remus and the Founding of Rome; Mars, the God of War; The Eye of Ra; The Murder and Resurrection of Osiris; and more. The best of Celtic, Norse, Eastern, American, Oceanic and African myths: Gilgamesh and the Great Flood; Odin's Great Sacrifice; Thor's Adventures in the Land of the Giants; The Treachery of Loki; Ragnarok - The Last Battle; The Eight Immortals; The War Between the Sun and the Stars; Quetzalcoatl, The Plumed Serpent; Ganesh, the Elephant-headed; Ananse and the Sky God; King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table; the age-old stories of the Aboriginal Dreaming; and many; many more.


Melancholia

Author by : Adam Horvath
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : Oregon poet Adam Horvath has penned a wry and wickedly whimsical Baedeker to Melancholia, a mythical land where, to quote Wallace Stevens, "The world is ugly and the people are sad" - though, luckily, not all the time! You will dine at the Absurdist Café, consort with the ancient Chinese poet and sage Chuang-tzu, have a chance to join the Solipsists' Club, ride a runaway train, and become privy to the crackpot investigations of the secretive Piltdown Research Institute. Lest you get caught in its recursive vortex, the collection comes complete with a fully-illustrated map to guide your journey. Welcome to Melacholia. PRAISE FOR MELANCHOLIA "Logic and illogic stride along hand in hand in these clever and witty poems that range in topic from God lamenting about being misunderstood to Piltdown scientists on the verge of achieving Cold Fusion. A map and fanciful artwork complement the texts in this handsomely produced volume." William F. Hansen, author of Handbook of Classical Mythology and The Book of Greek and Roman Folktales, Legends and Myths "Adam Horvath, like the first male in the Garden, is primitively contemporary in his daring flight to everywhere in place and moment. He gently drops us in a lake of ancient modernity. We swim avidly as in the Sea of India off Zanzibar. What a delightful wanderer in thought and history. His humor refreshes with a splash in your face. Enjoy his mountains banging together in Siren intoxication. His melancholy (dark bile in ancient Greek) is actually a pirate box of joy." Willis Barnstone, author of The Gnostic Bible, Poets of the Bible, and With Borges on an Ordinary Evening in Buenos Aires "I spent a lovely week in Adam Horvath's company, reading and rereading the wry and whimsical poems he has assembled in Melancholia. It's a volume of high and low spirits, with shades of many forebears, philosophers and poets, who hover in the margins of these finely etched poems and sometimes break into full sunlight. Horvath has an uncommonly good ear. His poems sing, and his imagery is bright and lingers in the mind long after being read." Jay Parini, author of Borges and Me, Why Poetry Matters, and New and Collected Poems: 1975-2015 "Reading straight through Melancholia is like eating the best chocolate bon bons one can imagine, one after the other after the other. This is the plaint of melancholia with a lift and a laugh and a poke in the ribs at school after school of idiot savants and philosophers, as we ride along page after shimmering page, for the moment (almost) oblivious to the shadow of death just below the surface, humming along as it waits for you, dear reader." Paul Mariani, author of William Carlos Williams: A New World Naked, The Whole Harmonium: The Life of Wallace Stevens, and Ordinary Times: Poems


Critical Survey Of Mythology And Folklore

Author by : Thomas J. Sienkewicz
Languange : en
Publisher by : Salem PressInc
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Description : "This new series by Salem Press explores the genre of myths, folktales, legends, and other traditional literature. The first title in the series, drawing upon the most dramatic and fantastical stories of human relations, is Love, Sexuality, and Desire. Each title offers familiar and unfamiliar myths, from a diverse range of countries and cultures, as well as important retellings in the modern tradition. Fairy tales, myths, legends and folktales written from 5000 B.C.E. to the modern era are covered. Those analyzed include Cupid & Psyche, Sir Lancelot and Queen Guinevere, Aphrodite and Adonis, Pyramus and Thisbe, Beauty and the Beast, Little Red Riding Hood, and The Snake Maiden. What's more, the countries and cultures from which these myths come are worldwide. Included are Greek, Mesopotamian, Iraqi, African, Roman, North American, Indian, Afghani, Japanese, European, South American, Serbian, Irish, Chinese, and Egyptian myths and folktales. Articles begin with a contextual overview of the important cultural and social currents surrounding the myth and the life of the author. A summary offers readers the major actions and characters in a myth followed by an in-depth analysis drawing upon scholarship in the field." -- Publisher's description.


Greek Roman

Author by : Аlіѕοn Ѕmіth
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : All the greats, from Achilles to Theseus!The Greek heroes were playing a significant part in the Greek myths and folk tales. They usually were characters with a daring personality and extraordinary abilities, mostly arising from the Trojan War.Although the world of the ancient Greeks is long past, it lives on in the stirring tales of Greek mythology. More than just gods and goddesses, this long-ago culture gave us legendary heroes and heroines whose exploits still thrill us. But who are the greatest heroes of Greek mythology? Was it the mighty Hercules? Or perhaps brave Achilles?Brief biographies of the top heroes from Greek mythology, including details of their exploits, the literary works they appeared in, and more. Perfect for use as a study guide or quick reference.


Ariadne S Thread

Author by : William F. Hansen
Languange : en
Publisher by : Cornell University Press
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Description : "Ariadne's Thread is a mini-encyclopedia of more than a hundred such international oral tales, all present in the literature of ancient Greece and Rome. It takes into account writings, including early Jewish and Christian literature, recorded in or translated into Greek or Latin by writers of any nationality. As a result, this book will be invaluable not only to classicists and folklorists but also to a wide range of other readers who are interested in stories and storytelling."--BOOK JACKET.


Learning Latin Through Mythology

Author by : Jayne Hanlin
Languange : en
Publisher by : Cambridge University Press
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Description : Learning Latin Through Mythology is a highly illustrated workbook to introduce elementary students to Latin using simplified versions of the popular myths of ancient Greece and Rome. The book consists of thirteen units, each including a short English version of a myth, an illustrated Latin version with vocabulary explanations, a related Latin grammar activity, plus related writing and open-ended projects. Innovative review exercises enhance the thirteen units. It captures students' interest in Latin through the myths, motivating them to translate the Latin and complete the other activities. References to mythology are commonplace in advertising, the media and the theater, and so it is essential that students understand the allusions to mythological characters. The lively and unique approach to learning Latin demonstrated by this workbook makes Learning Latin Through Mythology an interesting and useful introduction to simple Latin.


Mermaids

Author by : Skye Alexander
Languange : en
Publisher by : Simon and Schuster
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Description : The allure and mystery of mermaids has taken hold of our psyche for ages. From the Irish merrows who come on land to search for human husbands to the fake Fiji Mermaid made popular by P.T Barnum, these sea maidens (and sometimes men) can be found in folklore and mythology from every tradition in the world. Inside this captivating collection, complete with beautiful illustrations throughout, you'll discover the myths surrounding these enigmatic beings, explore the common symbols associated with them, and learn tales of merfolk from around the world. Dive into Mermaids and get swept away!


Encyclopedia Of Beasts And Monsters In Myth Legend And Folklore

Author by : Theresa Bane
Languange : en
Publisher by : McFarland
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Description : Here there be dragons--this notation was often made on ancient maps to indicate the edges of the known world and what lay beyond. Heroes who ventured there were only as great as the beasts they encountered. This encyclopedia contains more than 2,200 monsters of myth and folklore, who both made life difficult for humans and fought by their side. Entries describe the appearance, behavior, and cultural origin of mythic creatures well-known and obscure, collected from traditions around the world.


The Video Source Book

Author by : David J. WEINER
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Annotated Guides Myths And Legends

Author by : Neil Philip
Languange : en
Publisher by : DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)
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Description : A study of ancient myths and legends integrates art reproductions and artifacts with text as it examines the complex mythology of classical Greece and Rome, aboriginal Australia, and other great cultures


Myths Of The Greeks And Romans

Author by : Michael Grant
Languange : en
Publisher by : Hachette UK
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Description : Myths of the Greeks and Romans is an essential guide to ancient literature The myths told by the Greeks and Romans are as important as their history for our understanding of what they believed, thought and felt, and of what they expressed in writing and visual art. Mythology was inextricably interwoven with the entire fabric of their public and private lives. This book discusses not only the purely fictional myths, fairy-tales and folk-tales but the sagas and legends which have some historical grounding. This is not a dictionary of stories, rather a personal selection of the most important and memorable. Michael Grant re-tells these marvellous tales, and then explores the different ways in which they have appeared throughout literature. It is an inspiring study, filled with quotations from literary sources, which gives the reader a fascinating exposition of ancient culture as well as an understanding of how vital the classical world has been in shaping the western culture of today.


Hebrew Myths

Author by : Robert Graves
Languange : en
Publisher by : Rosetta Books
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Description : The I, Claudius author’s “lightning sharp interpretations and insights . . . are here brought to bear with equal effectiveness on the Book of Genesis” (Kirkus Reviews). This is a comprehensive look at the stories that make up the Old Testament and the Jewish religion, including the folk tales, apocryphal texts, midrashes, and other little-known documents that the Old Testament and the Torah do not include. In this exhaustive study, Robert Graves provides a fascinating account of pre-Biblical texts that have been censored, suppressed, and hidden for centuries, and which now emerge to give us a clearer view of Hebrew myth and religion than ever. Venerable classicist and historian Robert Graves recounts the ancient Hebrew stories, both obscure and familiar, with a rich sense of storytelling, culture, and spirituality. This book is sure to be riveting to students of Jewish or Judeo-Christian history, culture, and religion.


Mythology

Author by : Philip Wilkinson
Languange : en
Publisher by : Dorling Kindersley Ltd
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Description : World myths, gods, heroes, creatures and mythical places revealed "Eyewitness Companions offer an essential reference library, perfect for novices or anyone who just wants to know more about their favourite pastime." Heyday Undertake a quest of discovery � and learn about some of the greatest myths and characters the world has ever known � without leaving your armchair. Get the story behind famous tales, from Greek mythology to the lesser known myths from the Americas, Oceania and Africa. Enjoy timeless epics vividly retold and beautifully illustrated, from creation myths to tales of heroism. Plus, come face-to-face with gods and monsters in the who�s who of characters from mythmaking cultures. A fresh and exciting look at the great stories, epics, and legends of the past.


100 Ready To Use Pathfinders For The Web

Author by : A. Paula Wilson
Languange : en
Publisher by : Neal Schuman Pub
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Description : While library users, students, and researchers find pathfinders a valuable and time-saving resource, creating them is labour-intensive. Paula Wilson, Tech Talk columnist for Public Libraries, has designed this manual to help readers easily and effectively create customized products for your library.


Archery Through The Ages In The Twilight Of Truth

Author by : Thomas M. Meine
Languange : en
Publisher by : Books on Demand
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Description : --- The most shocking book in the history of archery --- If you want to know the truth, you must read his book. Straight forward, clear-cut, unbending. Greek or Roman mythology, legends, folk tales, trivial stories, conspiracy theories, common knowledge, scientific discoveries, old superstitions - the author critically evaluates their content and does not shy away from challenging taboos - or to unmask cherished values. Carefully researched, brilliantly analyzed, well-argued, convincing. A Cult Book of Archery History, not only for archers, but for all interested in search of the inspirational source of lies, hoaxes or the treasure box of the spin doctors. Satire at its best, entertaining and educational. When Roger Aschams work -Toxophilus- the first English book on archery, was the beginning, then this book closes the lid. For those who want to impress with wit, irony and confidence in debates and disputes on myths, legends and folktales and similar pseudo-cultural outpourings, this book is the ideal crib sheet and knowledge base.


The Handy Mythology Answer Book

Author by : David A. Leeming
Languange : en
Publisher by : Visible Ink Press
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Description : Stories centuries in the making, and many centuries worth of stories, are an integral part of modern society. Whether modern or ancient, every culture has its myths. Mythology forms our understanding of our origin, history, and traditions. They tell of our heroes and deities. Myths are vehicles for understanding religion, for learning language, and for understanding society, but they can often be difficult to understand and confusing. The Handy Mythology Answer Book examines and explains, in plain English, numerous myths and mythology. From the ancient Greek and Roman to Egypt and Babylon, from Native North American Indian to Celtic, Middle Eastern, Indian, Asian, African, and the lesser known myths from around the world, The Handy Mythology Answer Book has them covered. Whether it is the modern retelling of a classic myth or an ancient story about a Norse god, this helpful resource demystifies the myth, looks at different archetypes and motifs, and even shows how myths help explain our existence and institutions. It answers nearly 600 questions and offers fun facts about the treachery and violence, the inspirational and epic, the supernatural monsters and heroic mortals found in mythology, such as How and when did myths originate? What are the three primary myth types? What is the nature of Creation Myths? How can myths be compared to dreams? Why do humans tell myths? What was the Egyptian Book of the Dead? How is the epic of Gilgamesh like later epics? Why is the biblical flood story so like the Babylonian flood myth? What was the myth of Theseus, the Labyrinth, and the Minotaur? What are the Homeric Hymns? How and why are the Odyssey and the Iliad so different from each other? What is the popular appeal of the Odyssey? Did the Greeks see these myths as religion or as entertainment? What was the background myth of the Oedipus plays? What was the nature of Roman mythology during the Roman Republic? What was the Metamorphosis? How did Christian narrative and tradition fit into and come to dominate the Roman mythological tradition? How is Celtic culture and mythology related to the culture and mythology of Greek, Roman, and other cultures? How did the Vedas contribute to Hindu mythology? Who invented Chinese writing? What was the Aztec pantheon? What is the story of the Cherokee Grandmother Sun? Who are some Native American tricksters? What is the story of Schrödinger’s Cat? How did Freud use myths? How is myth used in politics? A glossary of commonly used terms and an appendix of parallel mythology exploring universal themes, motifs, and archetypes from across various cultures further explains the world of mythology.


Treasures Of Celtic Mythology

Author by : Austin D. Kaplan
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Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : Enter The World Of Mythology! Enter a world where gods and goddesses mingle with the supernatural beings of the Tuatha de Danaan, where heroes fight epic battles and monsters are thwarted, and where legendary tales are told with an eye toward eternal glory-the treasure that is Celtic mythology is an undeniable pleasure to read. Explore another world of ancient times, never to be forgotten. The motifs of Celtic legends are similar to that of many other mythologies: Magic is a handy way to explain the extraordinary; heroes are larger-than-life, with superhuman strength and wisdom to spare; gods are tricky and should be approached with caution; harrowing journeys are undertaken; romance is dramatic, often tragic; battles are fought and champions are forged. The Celts were the victims of internecine battles and foreign conquests, yet their legacy survives with a long-standing oral tradition that, eventually, was written down. We can see the Celtic evolution from warring tribes to triumphant kingdoms to Christian converts through the thread of a treasure trove of myths and tales. This book can take you through that journey, beginning with an overview of the Celtic people and cultures and into an understanding of their pantheon of gods and goddesses, their amazing tales of adventure and sometimes sacrifice, and a glimpse into who they actually were via the stories they held dear. Some specific elements you will encounter: - Some of the main gods of the Celtic pantheon, with all their quirks and foibles - The beauty of the Tuatha de Danaan and their supernatural realm - The wily ways in which Celtic myths survive foreign invasions and new religions - One of the greatest heroes in all of Celtic mythology-Cuchulainn - The contribution of the Welsh to the set of Celtic tales - Early medieval romance and its tragically fated nature - Fellowship between warriors and knights-before Tolkien! - The evil of the Fomorian hordes, invaders and monsters - The development of courtly tales and Arthurian legends-the inheritors of ancient Celtic mythology - A glimpse into all of the myriad ways that Celtic culture and its mythology still yet influence our world today Celtic mythology is diverse and fascinating, offering us an insight into how ancient people believed and lived, into what they valued and vilified, and into how they loved and thrived. Finally, if you have enjoyed these treasured tales of Celtic mythology, don't forget to explore the other fantastic realms of mythological magic in this series of books: Treasures of Egyptian Mythology, Treasures of Norse Mythology, Treasures of Roman Mythology, and Treasures of Greek Mythology. You will find yourself in awe of the sweeping scope of history and culture represented by these mythological traditions-as well as obtain a better understanding of how we continually make and re-make these myths for our own times. That's the fabulous thing about myths: They never truly die.


El Hi Textbooks In Print

Author by : Anonim
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Catalogue

Author by : New York Free Circulating Library. Bond Street Branch
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Critical Survey Of Mythology And Folklore

Author by : Thomas J. Sienkewicz
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : "This new series by Salem Press explores the genre of myths, folktales, legends, and other traditional literature. The first title in the series, drawing upon the most dramatic and fantastical stories of human relations, is Love, Sexuality, and Desire. Each title offers familiar and unfamiliar myths, from a diverse range of countries and cultures, as well as important retellings in the modern tradition. Fairy tales, myths, legends and folktales written from 5000 B.C.E. to the modern era are covered. Those analyzed include Cupid & Psyche, Sir Lancelot and Queen Guinevere, Aphrodite and Adonis, Pyramus and Thisbe, Beauty and the Beast, Little Red Riding Hood, and The Snake Maiden. What's more, the countries and cultures from which these myths come are worldwide. Included are Greek, Mesopotamian, Iraqi, African, Roman, North American, Indian, Afghani, Japanese, European, South American, Serbian, Irish, Chinese, and Egyptian myths and folktales. Articles begin with a contextual overview of the important cultural and social currents surrounding the myth and the life of the author. A summary offers readers the major actions and characters in a myth followed by an in-depth analysis drawing upon scholarship in the field." -- Publisher's description.


World Mythology

Author by : Tamsin Hughes
Languange : en
Publisher by : Arcturus Publishing
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Description : 'Mythology gives us a direct connection with our human lineage, taking us out of the bubble of our modern worlds and into a narrative where time is elastic.' This wondrous encyclopaedia gathers together over 100 myths from across the globe, featuring Mesopotamian creation stories, Roman legends, Norse epics, indigenous tales and more. These abridged stories open a window into the ancient landscapes, histories and beliefs that make up our cultural inheritance. These retellings include: • Asgard (Scandinavia) • Bran the Blessed (Britain) • Mount Olympus (Greece) • Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (Middle East) Discover the roots of many recognizable characters, places and tales in each chapter. Made for easy reference, readers can thumb-through this illustrated treasure trove of parables, folktales and wonderful epics, derived from over 30 diverse cultures.