Myths and Legends

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Myths and Legends

A Guide to Their Origins and Meanings

Philip Wilkinson

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Discover the world's greatest myths and legends - from Greek mythology to Norse mythology - in this comprehensive guide.

What did Japanese mythology say about the beginning of the Universe? How did Oedipus become the classic tragic hero in Greek mythology? Who brought about the origin of death in Maori mythology? With vivid retellings of famous legends, Myths and Legends makes it easier than ever before to understand the stories that are central to every culture.

Delve into the well-known tales of the ancient Greeks, which hold the key to such phrases as "Achilles' heel", as well as the lesser-known but richly colourful myths of Africa and the Americas. Explore global ideas such as fate and fortune, and the Underworld, and find out about the key characters - heroes, tricksters, and gods - that make up each myth system. Filled with the cultural and religious meanings behind each legend, and the influence they have had both in their own time and in today's world, this audiobook is a must-have for all mythology enthusiasts.

© 2019 Philip Wilkinson © 2020 DK Audio


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Philip Wilkinson:
Philip Wilkinson has more than 50 titles to his credit in the fields of history, mythology, and the arts, including DK's Illustrated Dictionaries of Mythology and Religions and DK's Eyewitness Companion: Mythology, as well as A Celebration of Customs and Rituals of the World, which was endorsed by the United Nations.

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