Synopses & Reviews
GET INSIDE GRIMM.
NBCs hit television series Grimm pits modern detective Nick Burkhardt of the Portland Police against a cast of terrifying villainslifted directly from the pages of classic fairytales. In the world of the show, the classic stories are actually a document of real events, and Nick himself is descended from a long line of guardians, or Grimms, charged with defending humanity from the mythological creatures of the world.
From The Big Bad Wolf to Sleeping Beauty, The Mythology of Grimm explores the history and folkloric traditions that come into play during Nicks incredible battles and investigationstapping into elements of mythology that have captured our imaginations for centuries.
Make no myth-takethis book is indispensable.
The Complete Idiots Guide to World Mythology explores the gods and goddesses, heroes and heroines, monsters and angels of the myths from every corner of the globe. Additionally, it explores the parallels between every culture and the striking similarities in mythic figures and the structure, action, wording, and result of the stories themselves.
Covers Egyptian, Celtic, Teutonic, Norse, Japanese, Mexican, Native American, and other myths
Features information on The Heros Journeythe cycle of myth according to Jung, Campbell, and others
Appendixes include a glossary of terms and both a general and a subject Index
About the Author
Nathan Robert Brown is an author, pop culture mythologist, and technical writer from Texas, currently residing in Florida. He received the 2008 Harry Brown Award for The Rape of Lilith
. Nathan has done extensive research in world mythology, folklore, urban legends, ancient civilizations, and world religions, and is an expert on trinities/tripartite systems and universal themes in myth, religion, mysticism, and pop culture. He is the author of many books, such as The Complete Idiot's Guide to World Mythology
, World Religions at Your Fingertips
, The Mythology of Supernatural
, and The Mythology of Grimm
. Nathan is also a public speaker and pro-bono demonology consultant.