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📒Eyewitness Companions Mythology ✍ Neil Philip
✏Eyewitness Companions Mythology Book Summary : Originally told to explain the mysteries of the world—such as creation, divine will, fertility, death, and love—myths are a major part of many cultures throughout the world, and each area has its own myths. Organized by geographic region, each myth is placed within the civilization’s history and context. The key elements of world mythology, such as the hero, his divine connection, the labyrinth, the initiation, and the transformation,are explored in boxes and features throughout the book. Philip Wilkinson has more than 50 titles to his credit in the fields of mythology, history, and the arts, including DK’s Illustrated Dictionaries of Mythology and Religions. Neil Philip is the author of many books on folklore and mythology, including The Illustrated Book of Myths and Myths and Legends Explained. Synopses of the great myths that have inspired human creativity from antiquity to the present Covers mythology around the globe, from the classic Greek to lesser known Malaysian Catalogs of gods by subject enable comparisons of distant civilizations
📒Mythology ✍ Neil Philip
✏Mythology Book Summary : World myths, gods, heroes, creatures and mythical places revealed "Eyewitness Companions offer an essential reference library, perfect for novices or anyone who just wants to know more about their favourite pastime." Heyday Undertake a quest of discovery – and learn about some of the greatest myths and characters the world has ever known – without leaving your armchair. Get the story behind famous tales, from Greek mythology to the lesser known myths from the Americas, Oceania and Africa. Enjoy timeless epics vividly retold and beautifully illustrated, from creation myths to tales of heroism. Plus, come face-to-face with gods and monsters in the who’s who of characters from mythmaking cultures. A fresh and exciting look at the great stories, epics, and legends of the past.
📒The Mythology Book ✍ DK
✏The Mythology Book Book Summary : Eighty of the world's greatest myths and characters, from the gods of Greek mythology to the Norse heroes, retold and explained with engaging text and bold graphics. From early creation stories to classical hero narratives and the recurring theme of the afterlife, experience each myth and unravel the meanings behind the stories, getting to the heart of the importance of mythology to different cultures worldwide. More than just stories, myths are a testament to the amazing creativity of humans striving to explain and make sense of the world around them. Here you will discover Zeus, god of the sky and ruler of the Olympian gods, and Loki, the cunning trickster with a knack for causing havoc, aided by his ability to change shape and gender. Beyond the gods and goddesses of Ancient Greek, Roman, and Norse myths, this book delves into the stories of the Australian aborigines, the Cherokee, and the Aztecs, each brimming with amazing characters and insights into human existence. This newest title in the bestselling Big Ideas series pairs engaging visual style with global coverage of world myths--profiling everything from the well-known tales of the Greeks, Norsemen, and Egyptians to the legends of the Caribbean, the Americas, Oceania, and East Asia--bringing the wisdom of the ages to life.
📒Hindu Mythology ✍ Jennifer MacKay
✏Hindu Mythology Book Summary : Author Jennifer MacKay provides background on the Hindu religion and how the tales, as well as the gods and goddesses, evolved throughout history. Readers will be introduced to marvelous epic tales of Hindu heroes and gods, and learn how followers worship the Pantheon of Hindu Gods. They will also learn about Hinduism's role in the world today.
📒Myths Symbols And Legends Of Solar System Bodies ✍ Rachel Alexander
✏Myths Symbols and Legends of Solar System Bodies Book Summary : This book is an amateur astronomer’s guide to the mythology and symbolism associated with the celestial bodies in the Solar System, and even includes some of the legendary tales of people who had or have a connection with these objects. It explores different cultures (for example, the Greco-Roman and the Norse) and different times and how stories were used to explain the worlds they saw above them. You’d be amazed how much of our world today reflects the myths and stories of these cultures! Most amateur astronomers are familiar with the various Solar System objects, but they will be only peripherally aware of what ancient cultures thought of these other worlds. In fact, the mythology of the planets challenges many twenty-first century concepts and beliefs There are other books available on astromythology, but this one focuses mostly on our own Solar System, as opposed to the constellations and deep sky objects. Alexander offers a new angle on timeless subjects and is exciting, informative and dramatic, as well as surprisingly relevant to everyday life. Find out for yourself how our modern world is steeped in the bygone worlds of yesteryear.
📒Eyewitness Companions Trees ✍ Carol Usher
✏Eyewitness Companions Trees Book Summary : From identification and anatomy to commercial exploitation and conservation, this is an essential guide to more than 500 species of trees from around the world Specially commissioned illustrations and photographs Written by experts in each fieldUsing the award winning design of the Eyewitness Travel Guides, Eyewitness Companions are the ultimate visual handbook to a wide range of subjects!
📒Eyewitness Companions Religions ✍ Philip Wilkinson
✏Eyewitness Companions Religions Book Summary : Everything you want to know about the world’s religions: from beliefs and ceremonies to gods and sacred texts From Hinduism to Zoroastrianism take an in-depth look at all the major global religions, past and present. Discover how each religion started, exploring their origins and history, from the moment of its founding to its spread across the world today. Find out all about the Gods and prophets from a comprehensive who’s who profiling deities and holy figures of each faith. Plus learn about the religious practices and traditions of each belief system, from day-to-day devotions to key events in the religious calendar. An exciting addition to Eyewitness Companions; the visual reference series covering favourite hobbies and pastimes from Whisky and Opera to Horse Riding.
📒Mythology ✍ Philip Wilkinson
✏Mythology Book Summary : Presenting a series of innovative visual manuals on a wide variety of popular subjects, these richly illustrated companions offer detailed cutaway views, maps, specially commissioned photographs, informative captions, biographical profiles, and a fact-filled text as they cover the basics of different topics of interest.
📒Dk Eyewitness Books Mythology ✍ Neil Philip
✏DK Eyewitness Books Mythology Book Summary : DK Eyewitness Books: Mythology is an intriguing and captivating introduction to the culturally diverse world of mythology. Stunning photographs of masks, jewelry, and sculptures offer a unique eyewitness view of mythology and its gods, goddesses, heroes, and monsters. See Quetzalcoatl's spectacular headdress, Native American love dolls, a fire-breathing dragon, African trickster Eshu, the one-eyed Cyclops, and much, much more in DK Eyewitness Books: Mythology!
📒Myths And Legends ✍ Philip Wilkinson
✏Myths and Legends Book Summary : Explore the world�s great myths and legends, brought to life in this enthralling retelling of age-old stories passed down from generation to generation From the heroes of Ancient Greece to The Dreaming of Australian aborigines, here are the myths that, thousands of years after they were first told, are still relevant today. Unravel the meaning and context behind the myths, understand their cultural significance and discover the characters and themes. Famous artworks and artefacts exploring scenes from myths are explored and annotated revealing the symbolism and meaning behind them.