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National Geographic essential visual history of world mythology.

Author: National Geographic Society (U.S.)
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, ©2008.
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"National Geographic Essential Visual History of World Mythology encompasses myths and creation stories from around the globe. It presents a palm-size overview of culture-defining myths, from ancient Egyptian deities to the Vedic gods of India ... from Maya, Inca, and Aztec legends to the Dream time of the Aborigines. This is a must-have resource for anyone who wants to know more about the stories that have shaped  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Pictorial works
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National Geographic essential visual history of world mythology.
Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, ©2008
(OCoLC)616676945
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: National Geographic Society (U.S.)
ISBN: 9781426203732 142620373X
OCLC Number: 192080924
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 480 p. : col. ill. ; 17 cm.
Contents: Elements of the book --
Ancient near eastern mythology : Introduction --
Creation of the universe --
Creation of humanity --
Divine bringers of culture --
Battle of the gods --
Flood --
An and Enlil --
Enki --
Tower of Babel --
Nanna --
Inana/Ishtar --
Utu/Shamash --
Marduk and Assur --
Underworld --
Epic of Gilgamesh --
Naram-Sin --
Teshub and Kumarbi --
El and Baal --
Ahura Mazda --
Ormuzd and Ariman --
Mithra --
Egyptian mythology : Introduction --
Great mystery of the pyramids --
Heliopolitan and hermopolitan theogonies --
Memphite theogony --
Geb and Nut --
Osiris --
Isis --
Seth --
Horus --
Deified rulers and other mortals --
Amun-Re --
Temple of Luxor --
Aten --
Hathor --
Anubis --
Journey through the underworld --
Thoth --
Khnum --
Maat --
Animal gods --
Greek mythology : Introduction --
Gaia and Uranus --
Titans --
War of the giants --
Zeus --
Zeus --
Pandora's box --
Hera --
Poseidon --
Demeter --
Apollo --
Oracle of Delphi --
Artemis --
Athena --
Ares --
Aphrodite --
Birth of Aphrodite --
Eros --
Hermes --
Hephaestus --
Hestia --
Hades and Persephone --
Underworld --
Orpheus --
Dionysus --
Dionysia --
Heracles --
Prometheus --
Cultural heroes --
Sisyphus --
Nymphs and muses --
Monsters and giants --
Magical creatures --
Minos and the minotaur --
Perseus --
Jason and the argonauts --
Trojan war --
Oedipus --
House of Atreus --
Roman mythology : Introduction --
Aeneas --
Romulus and Remus --
Rape of the Sabines --
Horatii and Curatii --
Jupiter --
Juno --
Minerva --
Ovid's metamorphoses --
Janus --
Ceres --
Personified virtues --
Holy emperors --
Eastern gods and cults in Rome --
Norse mythology : Introduction --
Odin --
Thor --
Loki --
Goddesses Hel and Freya --
Ragnarok --
World tree Yggdrasil --
Frigg --
Asgard --
Valhalla-warrior paradise --
Eddas --
Beowulf --
Celtic mythology : Introduction --
Dagda --
Belenus and Belisama --
Brigid --
Celtic goddesses --
Elves and the otherworld --
Tales of the Mabinogion --
C'chulainn --
Samhain-the origin of Halloween --
King Arthur --
Quest for the holy grail --
Celtic-Roman deities --
Indian mythology : Introduction --
Creation myths --
Indra --
Yama and Agni --
Varuna and Mitra --
Mahabharata --
Lakshmi and Saraswati --
Durga and Kali --
Kali kills Raktabija --
Ganesha --
Asuras and demons --
Brahma --
Buddha --
Vishnu --
Rama --
Battle of Rama and Ravana --
Krishna --
Shiva --
Holy animals --
Chinese mythology : Introduction --
Creation myths --
Ying and Yang --
Three sovereigns --
Yellow emperor --
Sun and moon deities --
Eight immortals --
Dragon deities --
Sacred mountains --
Japanese mythology : Introduction --
Izanami and Izanagi --
Wedded rocks --
Kami --
Amaterasu --
Susanoo --
Okuninushi --
Seven gods of luck --
Dance of the god Daikoku --
Ninigi no Mikoto and Jimmu Tenno --
Ancestor worship --
Yokai --
American mythology : Introduction --
Aztec-creation myths --
Aztec-Huitzilopochtli --
Aztec-Coatlicue --
Aztec calendar --
Aztec-Xipe totec --
Aztec-Quetzalc'atl --
Aztec-Tlaloc --
Maya-Creation myths --
Maya-Chaac --
Step pyramids of pre-Columbian civilizations --
Maya-Hurac'n --
Popul vuh --
Maya-Itzamn' --
Maya-Hunahpu and Xbalanque --
Xibalba-Maya underworld --
Inca-Viracocha --
Inca-myths of love and tragedy --
Inca-sun cult --
Inca-the Huacas --
Inca-Machu Picchu --
North America-creation myths --
North America-manitou --
North America-totem poles and animal spirits --
North America-sacred locales --
North America-Lelawala the maiden of the mists --
North America-arctic myths --
African mythology : Introduction --
Creation myths --
Tricksters --
Cultural heroes --
Myths of the Zulu and the Maasai --
Myths of the Yoruba and the Fon --
Animism --
Australian and Oceanic mythology : Introduction --
Oceania-creation myths --
Oceania-gods of Polynesia --
Ancestor cult --
Australia-dreamtime --
Australia-tracing the ancestors --
Uluru --
Appendix --
Index.
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