Mythology

ISBN-10: 0822008653

ISBN-13: 9780822008651

Edition: 1973 (Revised)

Authors: James Weigel

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The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. In CliffsNotes on Mythology, you'll review the myths from seven different cultures and gain an overview of the stories that people have lived by from ancient times to the present. The gods and their stories depict life's lessons and personal relationships and present a moral code of human conduct. These stories are also a map to understanding history. This CliffsNotes guide covers Egyptian, Babylonian, Indian, Greek, Roman, and Norse mythologies, as well as the Arthurian legends. Features that help you figure out these important works include An introduction to mythology The main gods of various cultures Review questions Recommended readings Genealogical tables of major gods Classic literature or modern-day treasure - you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.
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Book details

List price: $13.99
Copyright year: 1973
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 11/2/1973
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 216
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

Preface
Introduction to Mythology
Egyptian Mythology
Introduction
Some Principal Gods
The Creation
Osiris
Babylonian Mythology
Introduction
The Major Gods
The Creation
The Flood
Gilgamesh
Indian Mythology
Introduction
The Main Vedic Gods
Indra and the Dragon
Hindu Gods and Concepts
Bhrigu and the Three Gods
Rama and Sita
Buddha
Greek Mythology
Introduction
The Titans
Other Primordial Deities
The Olympian Gods
Other Gods
Mythical Greek Geography
The Beginnings
Creation
Prometheus and Man
The Five Ages of Man and the Flood
Loves of Zeus
Poseidon
Athena
Apollo
Artemis
Aphrodite
Hermes
Demeter
Dionysus
The Heroes
Perseus
Bellerophon
Heracles
Jason
Theseus
Meleager
Orpheus
The Tragic Dynasties
Crete: The House of Minos
Mycenae: The House of Atreus
Thebes: The House of Cadmus
Athens: The House of Erichthonius
The Trojan War
The Preliminaries
The Course of the War
The Fall of Troy
The Returns
Odysseus' Adventures
Brief Summaries of Other Myths
Aeacus
Alcyone and Ceyx
Aristaeus
Asclepius
Castor and Polydeuces
The Danaids
Endymion
Melampus
Midas
Narcissus
Orion
Otus and Ephialtes
Phaethon
Sisyphus
Tithonus
Roman Mythology
Introduction
The Roman Gods
Patriotic Legends
Aeneas
Romulus and Remus
Love Tales
Pyramus and Thisbe
Baucis and Philemon
Pygmalion
Vertumnus and Pomona
Hero and Leander
Cupid and Psyche
Norse Mythology
Introduction
Supernatural Races in Norse Myth
The Major Norse Gods
Creation and Catastrophe
Odin
Thor
Balder
Frey
Freya
Loki
Beowulf
The Volsungs
Sigurd
Arthurian Legends
Introduction
Merlin
King Arthur
Gawain
Launcelot
Geraint
Tristram
Percivale
The Grail Quest
The Passing of Arthur's Realm
Bibliographical Essay
Review Questions
Recommended Reading
Genealogical Tables
Index
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