World MythsBook - 2005
Offers a question-and-answer format to introduce young readers to myths and legends from around the world, including stories from the Mediterranean world, the Far East, Africa, Europe, and the Americas.
- Why did the Mesopotamian hero Gilgamesh search for eternal youth? (see page 21)
- What is the Chinese recipe for creating the universe? (see page 67)
- How did the Blackfoot maiden Feather Woman turn the world upside down? (see page 122)
Whether it's the adventures of Greek gods and goddesses or Norse trickster tales, we all love to hear a good story.
Best-selling author Kenneth C. Davis gives readers a taste of these enchanting myths and the diverse people who tell them. In his trademark question-and-answer style peppered with entertaining sidebars and quotes, he also shows how almost every civilization's mythology shares common themes. Some stories celebrate the creation of the earth and the arrival of the first humans; others mourn a massive flood of destruction. Our wide world is linked together by the stories we tell.
A wealth of photographs and art reproductions, along with clever black-and-white illustrations by Sergio Ruzzier, helps convey the vitality of these amazing myths.