Mythologies of the World
The Illustrated Guide to Mythological Beliefs & CustomsBook - 2001
An exploration of beliefs, traditions and customs from around the globe and throughout history. An extensive introduction highlights key themes of myths across cultures, including the origins and significance of prehistoric wonders, creation myths and cosmologies, the Earth mother, gods and goddesses, heroes and villains, warrior leaders, the interrelationship between animals and deities, and the underworld and afterlife. Subsequent chapters, each written by an expert in the field, examine specific mythologies of different cultures, including Sumerian, Babylonian and Assyrian; Egyptian; Greek and Roman; Norse, Celtic, Teutonic and Slavic; African; Indian; Chinese and Japanese; North, Central and South American; and Australasian and Oceanic cultures.
Publisher: New York : Facts On File, c2001
Branch Call Number: REF 291.13 Myt
Characteristics: 160 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), col. maps