Mythology: Tales of Ancient Civilization
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Mythology: Tales of Ancient Civilization

by Timothy R. Roberts
     
 

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Tales of love and war, courage and pain, justice and tyranny, heroes and villains and ultimately the relationship of humanity to the divine powers are a common element of all cultures. For millennia, these tales have served to transmit values, communicate wisdom, and reveal the nature of right and wrong - in short, to demonstrate a particular society's ethics and

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Tales of love and war, courage and pain, justice and tyranny, heroes and villains and ultimately the relationship of humanity to the divine powers are a common element of all cultures. For millennia, these tales have served to transmit values, communicate wisdom, and reveal the nature of right and wrong - in short, to demonstrate a particular society's ethics and way of life via storytelling. From the mighty Thor, the Norse god of thunder; to Vishni, the Indian god of the sun; to Athena, the Greek goddess of wisdom, the pages of Mythology: Tales of Ancient Civilizations capture the wondrous power of these stories to define, unify, and transcend the cultures they come from. Filled with beautiful photographs, line drawings, and pictorial reproductions of artifacts, this collection of myths from around the world reveals the commonality of the diverse cultures that make up our contemporary society and roots that we all share.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780760740057
Publisher:
Sterling Publishing
Publication date:
03/01/2003
Edition description:
First Barnes & Noble Edition
Pages:
448

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