Mythology for Dummies

Mythology for Dummies

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This text discusses how mythology intersects our lives, exploring purpose and meaning of existence. It includes the major Greek and Roman myths, including gods, heroes, and monstrous creatures, with a concerted focus on the "biggest" mythological stories ("The Iliad", "The Odyssey", "The Aeneid"). It also explores Norse mythology and legend, Arthurian legend, Egyptian mythology, Asian mythology, and Native American mythology
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Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 188 x 232 x 24mm | 580.6g
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • English
  • illustrations facsimiles, genealogy, maps
  • 0764554328
  • 9780764554322
  • 224,346

About Christopher W. Blackwell

Dr. Christopher W. Blackwell is Assistant Professor of Greek, Department of Classics, Furman University. Amy Hackney Blackwell is a freelance author who has an MA in history.
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Features charts comparing gods and goddesses for easy reference Get to know musclebound mortals, mighty monsters, and divine deities in no time at all! From the "Iliad" to the "Aeneid," from Camelot to Valhalla, this highly readable book demystifies mythologies from all over the globe. Beginning with the ancient Greeks and Romans, this book explores the lesser-known stories of northern Europe, the Middle East, Egypt, India, China, Japan, and the Americas. THE DUMMIES WAY(R) Explanations in plain English "Get in, get out" information Icons and other navigational aids Online cheat sheet Top ten lists A dash of humor and fun Get Smart! Find listings of all our books Choose from many different subject categories Sign up for eTips at
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