All the major myths—from epics of love, adventure and heroism, to creation stories—are vividly retold and beautifully illustrated in Visual Reference Guides: MythologyIt's a complete who's who of the key mythological characters in all myth-making cultures and includes the famous tales of Greek and Roman mythology—as well as the lesser known stories of peoples of the Americas, Asia and Africa, allowing you to discover the themes and beliefs that recur across different cultures.
About the Author
Philip Wilkinson has more than 50 titles to his credit in the fields of history, mythology, and the arts, including Illustrated Dictionaries of Mythology and Religions and A Celebration of Customs and Rituals of the World, which was adopted and endorsed by the United Nations.
Neil Philip is the author of many books on folklore and mythology. Among his books are The Illustrated Book of Myths, Eyewitness Mythology, and Myths &Legends Explained, The Great Mystery: Myths of Native America, The Cinderella Story, The Penguin Book of English Folktales, and Horse Hooves and Chicken Feet: Mexican Folktales, which won the Aesop Prize of the American Folklore Society.
Table of Contents
|What is mythology?||8|
|Creation of the world||10|
|Sun and moon||14|
|Floods and storms||20|
|The natural world||24|
|Fertility and birth||26|
|Children of the gods||28|
|Gods of war||38|
|Contacting the spirits||40|
|Love, fortune, and happiness||42|
|Painting the story||50|
|Death and the underworld||54|
|End of the world||58|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I read this book in two night just before bed. This book gives a general outlook on what people at a certain time believed in. Each section is outlined and easy to follow. Every page is in color and the pictures are interesting. The down side is that each section is a general overlook. The font is small when reading the captions. I recommend this for a quick reference for any library.
Quite interesting for learning more about mythology. I recommend this book.
An excellent resource for my college class on mythology. The basic sources material would be of great help in beginning research for their term papers. Excellent for a visual generation.
Good Mythology guide, not for those that want details.