National Geographic – Essential Visual History of World Mythology

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National Geographic – Essential Visual History of World Mythology
Publisher: National Geographic
Publication date: 2008
Number of pages: 480
Format / Quality: *.pdf, OCR / Excellent
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Complementing our enormously successful offerings on the bible and history, 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 societies for millennia.
The innovative format—with timelines, sidebars, and self-contained interactive spreads—gives readers a variety of entry points depending on their interest level. The editors of the Essential series have enhanced this book’s resource value by including such elements as numbered picture references that match each image with its historical era as discussed in the text, and cross references to related topics at the bottom of the page. Conveniently sized yet large in scope, it reflects National Geographic’s authority and credibility in the category of world culture and peoples.

Ancient Near Eastern Mythology
Introduction, The Creation of the Universe, The Creation of Humanity, Divine Bri ngers of Culture, The Battle of the Gods, The Flood, An and Enlil, Enki, The Tower of Babel, Nanna, Inana/lshtar, Utu/Shamash, Marduk and Assur, The Underworld, The Epic of Gilgamesh, Naram-Sin, Teshub and Kumarbi, EI and Baal, Ahura Mazda, Ormuzd and Ariman, Mithra
Egyptian Mythology
Introduction, The 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, The Titans, The War of the Giants, Zeus, Pandora’s Box, Hera, Poseidon, Demeter, Apollo, The Oracle of Delphi, Artemis, Athena, Ares, Aphrodite, Birth of Aphrodite, Eros, Hermes, Hephaestus, Hestia, Hades and Persephone, The Underworld, Orpheus, Dionysus, The Dionysia, Heracles, Prometheus, Cultural Heroes, Sisyphus, Nymphs and Muses, Monsters and Giants, Magical Creatures, Minos and the Minotaur, Perseus, Jason and the Argonauts, The Trojan War, Oedipus, The House of Atreus
Roman Mythology
Introduction, Aeneas, Romulus and Remus, The Rape of the Sabines, Horatii and Curatii, Jupiter, Juno, Minerva, Ovid’s Metamorph oses, Janus, Ceres, Personified Virtues, The Holy Emperors, Eastern Gods and Cults in Rome
Norse Mythology
Introduction, Odin, Thor, Loki, Goddesses-Hel and Freya, Ragnarok, The World Tree Yggdrasil, Frigg, Asgard, Valhalla-Warrior Paradise, The Eddas, Beowulf
Celtic Mythology
Introduction, The Dagda, Belenus and Belisama, Brigid, Celtic Goddesses, Elves and the Otherworld, Tales of The Mabinogion, Cuchulainn, Samhain-The Origin of Halloween, King Arthur, Quest for the Holy Grail, Celtic-Roman Deities
lndian Mythology
Introduction, Creation Myths, Indra, Yama and Agni, Varuna and Mitra, The Mahabha rata, Lakshmi and Saraswati, Durga and Kali, Kali Kills Raktabija, Ganesha, Asuras and Demons, Brahma, The Buddha, Vishnu, Rama, Battle of Rama and Ravana, Krishna, Shiva, Holy An imals
Chinese Mythology
Introduction, Creation Myths, Ying and Yang, The Three Sovereigns, Yellow Emperor, Sun and Moon Deities, The Eight Immortals, Dragon Deities, Sacred Mountains
Japanese Mythology
Introduction, Izanami and Izanagi, The Wedded Rocks, The Kami, Amaterasu, Susanoo, Okuninushi, The Seven Gods of Luck, The Dance of the God Daikoku, Ninigi no Mikoto and Jimmu Tenno, Ancestor Worship, The Yokai
American Mythology
Introduction, Aztec-Creation Myths, Aztec-Hu itzilopochtli, Aztec-Coatlicue, The Aztec Calendar, Aztec-Xipe Totec, Aztec-Quetzal cóatl, Aztec-Tlaloc, Maya-Creation Myths, Maya-Chaac, The Step Pyramids of Pre-Columbian Civilizations, Maya-Huracan, The Popul Vuh, Maya-Itzamna, 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-Artie Myths
African Mythology
Introduction, Creation Myths, Tricksters, Cultural Heroes, Myths of the Zulu and the Maasai, Myths ofthe 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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