The Little Book of World Mythology


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This pocket guide offers readers an engaging and accessible introduction to the major world mythologies, exploring their origins, foundational stories and key mythological figures.

Step into a world of myths – gods, heroes and monsters.

Throughout history, mythologies have been fundamental to societies and cultures across the world. They are the collected stories of a people – the fascinating folk tales and the epic legends that shape the history and the beliefs of whole civilizations.

Learn how the Greeks won the ten-year Trojan war, how the Norse god Thor got his mighty hammer, and why the Aztecs made a daily human sacrifice to the sun god, Huitzilopochtli.

This is the perfect starting point for anyone looking to enrich and expand on their understanding of world history, religion, arts, literature and culture.

Discover the captivating stories behind the following mythologies: Aboriginal, Aztec, Celtic, Chinese, Egyptian, Greek, Hindu, Incan, Japanese, Māori, Mayan, Mesopotamian, Norse, Roman.

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Weight 160 g
Dimensions 14.8 × 10.6 cm
Language English
Year of publication
Pages 128
ISBN 9781800071766

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