Essential Mythology offers a systematic approach to the world of mythology. Each culture of the world has its own collection of myths that range from gods and heroes to epic voyages and the harsh realities of creation. Many of these cultures no longer exist today, set some cultural myths continue to live on today – whether in India, or with the Aborigines of Australia. Throughout art history artists have turned to mythology in their subject matter. Even our everyday culture is full of mythological figures, such as the sports outfitter Nike.
It’s well worthwhile familiarising yourself with the gods and creatures who populate the heavens and the Earth.
 

160 x 120 mm / 6.3 x 4.7 inch, 480 pp,
1.000 illustrations, published 2008
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