World Mythology (Reference Classics)

  • Title: World Mythology (Reference Classics)
  • Author: Roy Willis
  • ISBN: 9781435141735
  • Page: 128
  • Format: Hardcover
  • World Mythology Reference Classics The great myths of the world create meaning out of the fundamental events and experiences of human existence birth death conflict loss reconciliation the cycle of the seasons They speak to us of
    The great myths of the world create meaning out of the fundamental events and experiences of human existence birth, death, conflict, loss, reconciliation, the cycle of the seasons They speak to us of life itself in voices still intelligible, yet compellingly strange.World Mythology is the authoritative and wide ranging collection of the most important mythological traditiThe great myths of the world create meaning out of the fundamental events and experiences of human existence birth, death, conflict, loss, reconciliation, the cycle of the seasons They speak to us of life itself in voices still intelligible, yet compellingly strange.World Mythology is the authoritative and wide ranging collection of the most important mythological traditions, combining the impact of pure narrative with the background necessary for understanding Superbly illustrated throughout, this is the most accessible guide yet produced to the limitless heritage of the world s imagination.Under the direction of the late Dr Roby Willis, nineteen leading scholars have distilled the essence of each regional tradition Each contributor navigates a clear path through the complexities of myth by focusing on the most significant figures and stories within a series of thematic essays Selected mythical episodes the downfall of gods and demons, stories of revenge and metamorphosis, tales of doomed love and travels to the Underworld are told at length in special highlighted features.A rich and enjoyable collection of myths in their context, World Mythology is an essential component of any home reference library.

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    1. This bad boy is chock full of information, and I think it would have been better if I had taken more time to read it, but alas, my OCD would not let me end the year with an unfinished book. It would be great as a reference tool, and one I would thoroughly enjoy as a companion in a class on the same topic.As comprehensive as this book was, it left some of my most basic questions unanswered (i.e. why do Hindu deities have so many arms?). Good thing I have access to Google. There were some pronunci [...]

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    2. No hay mucho que decir, este es un libro sirve más de referencia que como material de lectura. Es decir, funciona como una pequeña enciclopedia de la mitología mundial. Para todo aficionado el libro nos permite saber incluso de culturas que pocas veces se tocan en los documentales o clases sobre estos temas. Lo recomiendo para quién esté interesado en la mitología en general y para quien le entretenga leer mitos y conocer los dioses de diferentes culturas, muchas veces más cercanos a noso [...]

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    3. Very entertaining read. I picked this book up in the hopes to prove my personal theory about similarities between certain cultures, and my questions were definitely answered. Further reading on my part is required, but there is an extensive further reading list given at the end of this book that can help with that. I'd say this is a good read for both the mythology novice and those who are well-versed and are curious.

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    4. Having always been fascinated with Greek/Roman mythology I found this book to be the next logical step in my curiosity to understand all aspects of humanity’s spiritual quests. Willis takes the reader through a world tour of the most ancient of peoples and their curiously-similar spiritual traditions. Although the book can certainly get tiresome sometimes, it is nonetheless a great read for anyone interested in why we have always worshiped something or another.

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    5. Excellent overview and intorudction to world mythology - with lots of line drawings sketches and photos.Introductory sections on great themes of mythology (e.g. creation, cosmic artchitecture, heroes, tricksters etc).Bulk of book divided into areas of the world e.g. Egypt, India, Greece, Japan and has an overview of the key dieties for each region.

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    6. I read this book for a college class and learned a lot about mythology from different cultures. I liked how it gave a brief overview of each culture so that I could get the main idea without getting overwhelmed by details. Now I have a basic understanding of each culture's mythology and can look in to the cultures I am more interested in.

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    7. Some of the "myths" are religious deities and are horribly inaccurate. Very offensive to current religious practises/ religions. Probably needs more research. It does however, serve it's title- World Mythology. It's a compilations of myths from around the world. But do some research if you ever want to strike up a conversation based on what you read in this book.

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    8. A great introduction to world mythology. I particularly enjoyed the section discussing themes that appear in multiple culture's myths, pronunciation guides (especially for Chinese and Celtic words), and the geographic coverage (everything from Egypt, to Tibet and Mongolia,to the Arctic regions).

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    9. Comprehensive collection of the myths throughout history from all over the world. The themes are grouped together, and cross-references are provided to make it easy to look up similar myths from other regions.The photographs, maps, and illustrations accompanying the text are superb.

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    10. It was very thorough and amazing. The art and pictures were sogood and the themes were all there in great detail. I loved how everything was explained without making you feel stupid. I aced this class with an A+!

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    11. This one is ful of great information.

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    12. Estructurada según las grandes civilizaciones del mundo, pretende ser, simplemente, una introducción al mundo de la mitología. Interesante.

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    13. Good introductory volume. Richly illustrated. Great read.

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