An entertaining and thought-provoking look at the common threads woven through the world's greatest myths -- and the central role they have played through time.
- Random House Publishing Group
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- 1st ed
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- 5.44(w) x 8.12(h) x 0.82(d)
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This is a marvelous compilation of myths from around the world: western, non-western, and Native American. It is a great book for classes focusing on world mythology. Easy to read, easy to digest, and full of great references to other works.
Good read. Lots of information wished i learned in college.
I was hoping for an insightful glance into world myth, with potentially some insights I hadn't seen, from someone familiar with many traditions. Unfortunately, there were so many problems– fundamental inaccuracies, vital omissions, and questionable sources– within the first few chapters, that I couldn't force myself to finish the rest of the book. For a legitimate introduction to world myth, go elsewhere. Anywhere.