Don't Know Much About World Myths

Don't Know Much About World Myths

Book - 2005
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Why did the Mesopotamian hero Gilgamesh search for eternal youth? (see page 21) What is the Chinese recipe for creating the universe? (see page 67) How did the Blackfoot maiden Feather Woman turn the world upside down? (see page 122) Whether it's the adventures of Greek gods and goddesses or Norse trickster tales, we all love to hear a good story. Best-selling author Kenneth C. Davis gives readers a taste of these enchanting myths and the diverse people who tell them. In his trademark question-and-answer style peppered with entertaining sidebars and quotes, he also shows how almost every civilization's mythology shares common themes. Some stories celebrate the creation of the earth and the arrival of the first humans; others mourn a massive flood of destruction. Our wide world is linked together by the stories we tell. A wealth of photographs and art reproductions, along with clever black-and-white illustrations by Sergio Ruzzier, helps convey the vitality of these amazing myths.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : HarperCollinsPublishers, c2005
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780060286057
Branch Call Number: Ju 201.3 Dav
Additional Contributors: Ruzzier, Sergio
Alternative Title: World myths


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ceecee Mar 06, 2008

Very brief coverage of mythology across the ages


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