National Geographic Essential Visual History of World Mythology
Complementing our enormously successful offerings on the bible and history, National Geographic Essential Visual History of World Mythology encompasses myths and creation stories from around the globe. It presents a palm-size overview of culture-defining myths, from ancient Egyptian deities to the Vedic gods of India...from Maya, Inca, and Aztec legends to the Dream time of the Aborigines. This is a must-have resource for anyone who wants to know more about the stories that have shaped societies for millennia.
The innovative format—with timelines, sidebars, and self-contained interactive spreads—gives readers a variety of entry points depending on their interest level. The editors of the Essential series have enhanced this book’s resource value by including such elements as numbered picture references that match each image with its historical era as discussed in the text, and cross references to related topics at the bottom of the page. Conveniently sized yet large in scope, it reflects National Geographic’s authority and credibility in the category of world culture and peoples.
Those fascinated by Edith Hamilton’s Mythology, a classic backlist title on the Greek myths, will find this illustrated world survey richly satisfying. Accessible, absorbing, and affordable, it will delight casual browsers and mythology buffs alike—and the very attractive retail price of $15.95, for a 500+-page lavishly illustrated hardcover, makes National Geographic Essential Visual History of World Mythology an irresistible treasure to own and to give.
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National Geographic has produced a beautiful little book detailing the myths and legends of the world's fabled god, goddesses, and heroes. The guide is touted as the essential visual history and it is ... Read full review
Table of Contents
Hierarchy of the 32 Enki
The Great Mystery of the Pyramids
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Aeneas Ahura Mazda Amaterasu Amun ancestors ancient animals Aphrodite Apollo Asgard Athena Aztec battle became Belisama birth Brahma Brigid brother Celtic century B.C. Chaac Coatlicue created creation creator Cronus cult culture Dagda daughter dead death deities Demeter demons depicted Dionysus divine dragons earth Egyptian emperor Enki Enlil father fertility festival Figures and Stories fire Gaia gave Giants goddess gods Greek heaven Hera Heracles Hermes hero honor Horus Huitzilopochtli human important Inca Izanami Juno Jupiter kami Khnum killed king known Krishna living magic Maya Mithra monster moon mother mountain mythology myths named Norse Odin Okuninushi Osiris pantheon patron pharaoh Poseidon priests Quetzalcoatl Rama religion ritual rivers role Roman Rome Romulus ruler sacred serpent Seth Shiva shrines spirits Stories Relevant Susanoo symbol temple Teshub Tezcatlipoca Thoth Tlaloc tradition tree tribes trickster Trojan underworld Uranus Vishnu wife worshiped Xipe Totec Zeus Zeus's