Mythology A to Z Set by Various
  

Synopsis

Mythology A to Z Set by Various

The myths of certain peoples have survived for hundreds, or thousands, of years. As they once offered answers to existential questions such as where do we come from and what happens after we die, these same myths today help students understand cultures other than their own. Because myths reflect the culture that produced them and often have deep roots in a society's history, myths are not only enjoyable but also an ideal source of information about societies that flourished long ago. As humankind has become more technologically advanced and obtained a greater understanding of the forces that shape the world, science has often come to replace myth as the authoritative source for explanations of natural phenomena and answers to difficult questions. Still, in popular culture and in the creative arts especially, myths continue to resonate. The Mythology A to Z set explores the world's most important myths and legends in an accessible and highly entertaining manner. Each book in the set provides young students with basic information on the myths themselves as well as the heroes and villains, their exploits, and the places, events, and underlying beliefs found in the myths. Conveying the excitement and the sense of awe that the myths have evoked throughout the centuries, these books show students how myths have influenced cultures throughout the world, including their own. Each volume includes clear, vividly written entries on the major figures, places, stories, objects, and themes of a given mythology. The books are extensively cross-referenced, allowing readers to explore the fascinating connections among the varied entries, and illustrations bring certain aspects of the mythology to life.

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Format

Hardback
144 pages

Author

Various
More books by Various

Publisher

Facts On File Inc

Publication date

31st May 2004

ISBN

9780816058211


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