By Howard J Sherman
Illustrated in complete colour all through, this pleasant assortment places the riches of worldwide mythology on the fingertips of scholars and storytellers alike. it's a treaury of favourite and little-known stories from Africa, Asia, Europe, the Americas, Australia, and Oceania, gracefully retold and observed through attention-grabbing, exact details on their historical and cultural backgrounds. The creation offers an informative evaluate of mythology, its objective in global cultures, and fable in modern society and pop culture. Mythic issues are outlined and the often-misunderstood distinction among fantasy and legend defined. Following this, the most sections of the booklet are prepared thematically, overlaying The construction, dying and Rebirth, Myths of Origins, Myths of the Gods, and Myths of Heroes. every one part starts by means of evaluating its topic cross-culturally, explaining similarities and adjustments within the mthic narratives. Myths from various cultures are then offered, brought, and retold in a hugely readable model. A bibliography follows each one retelling so readers can locate additional info at the tradition, delusion, and deities. personality, geographical, and normal indexes around out this quantity, and a grasp bibliography allows study. for college students, storytellers, or a person attracted to the wealth of global mythology, Mythology: tales and issues from world wide offers solutions to universal examine questions, assets for myths, and tales that may pride, tell, and captivate.