9780756643096

Myths and Legends : Stories Gods Heroes Monsters

  • ISBN 13:

    9780756643096

  • ISBN 10:

    0756643090

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 06/15/2009
  • Publisher: DK ADULT

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Summary

Myths & Legendsretells the stories central to every culture that have been passed down from generation to generation for thousands of years. Coverage extends from the well-known tales of the Ancient Greeks, which hold the key to the origin of such phrases as "Achille's heel," to the lesser-known, but richly colorful, myths of the Americas and the East. Topic spreads explore characters and stories in terms of their cultural, psychological, and religious meanings and show their power, purpose, and influence both in their own time and in today's world. Feature spreads visit the sacred sites that can still be seen today, and underline the importance of themes that appear across cultures and through the centuries. In looking at such universal themes as creation, heroic trials, tricksters' lessons, and death and the afterlife, Myths & Legendsinvestigates how different cultures have addressed questions such as How was the world created? How did man learn to use fire? and Why do we grow old?

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