The Complete Idiot's Guide to World Mythology

The Complete Idiot's Guide to World Mythology

by Evans Lansing Smith, Nathan Robert Brown
     
 

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Make no myth-take—this book is indispensable.

The Complete Idiot's 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,

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Make no myth-take—this book is indispensable.

The Complete Idiot's 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 Hero's Journey—the cycle of myth according to Jung, Campbell, and others
• Appendixes include a glossary of terms and both a general and a subject Index

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781592577644
Publisher:
Alpha Books
Publication date:
07/01/2008
Series:
Complete Idiot's Guide Series
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Evans Lansing Smith, Ph.D., is professor of English at Midwestern State University and adjunct professor of mythological studies at the Pacifica Graduate Institute. He is the author of eight books and numerous articles on comparative literature and mythology. Nathan Brown is a graduate student of English at Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas. The common thread of his research has been to tie world mythologies and religions to one another by use of universal character structures, trinities, and plot systems. He is the author of The Pocket Idiot's Guide to Surviving College.

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