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The Friendly Guide to Mythology: A Mortal's Companion to the Fantastical Realm of Gods Goddes

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Publisher Comments:

How was the world as we know it created? What does it mean to be a hero? Where do we go when we die? Why are flood myths so ubiquitous? Anyone who has pondered these and other questions about humanity's ancient beliefs will be fascinated by The Friendly Guide to Mythology. Focusing on Greek and Roman mythology but including myths from Africa, Asia, Australia, northern Europe, and the Americas, The Friendly Guide to Mythology is filled with compelling stories of gods, goddesses, mortals, and monsters. Beautifully ornamented with photos, line drawings, and quotes, this entertaining guide also includes an A-to-Z listing of the world's most captivating goddesses; profiles of famous writers, collectors, and interpreters of myths; and engaging sidebars. Featuring myths of love, wisdom, and adventure as well as those of violence, jealousy, and pure folly, this accessible collection offers fascinating insight into the human psyche and brings our rich mythological heritage delightfully into focus.

Synopsis:

Focusing on Greek and Roman mythology, this guide is filled with compelling stories of gods, goddesses, mortals, and monsters. Includes an A-to-Z listing of the main deities; profiles of famous writers, collectors, and interpreters of myths; and beautiful photos, line drawings, and quotes.

Synopsis:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [393]-404) and index.

About the Author

Nancy Hathaway is the author of The Unicorn, Native American Portraits: 1862-1918, Giving Sorrow Words (with Candy Lightner), and The Friendly Guide to the Universe.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140240870
Author:
Hathaway, Nancy
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology - Mythology
Subject:
Mythology
Subject:
Folklore
Subject:
Mythology-General
Subject:
Mythology-Folklore and Storytelling
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series Volume:
95
Publication Date:
20030831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
9.08x6.06x1.00 in. 1.08 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 448 pages Penguin Books - English 9780140240870 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Focusing on Greek and Roman mythology, this guide is filled with compelling stories of gods, goddesses, mortals, and monsters. Includes an A-to-Z listing of the main deities; profiles of famous writers, collectors, and interpreters of myths; and beautiful photos, line drawings, and quotes.

"Synopsis" by , Includes bibliographical references (p. [393]-404) and index.
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