Book report 4S (26) So Nga Wun Tara Book title: Eyewitness Companions: Mythology
Author: Philip Wilkinson, Neil Philip
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley
Every human society has its mythology .Across the cultures of the world, there are countless myths and numberless gods and goddesses. The variety of these myths is fascinating, their story is entertaining, and they have inspired artists and writers across the centuries; they are still relevant to us today .Besides, myths provide unique insight into the ideas, religions, values and cultures of the people. If we understand their mythology and we will understand their world. Mythology provide both a pathway into the world of sacred, and a guide to how to live on the world of daily reality .For a society that identifies itself completely with its mythology ,every action in this world has an echo in that of the gods.
This book is originally told to explain the mysteries of the world, such as creation, divine will, fertility, death, and love. As myths are a major part of many cultures throughout the world, and each area has its own myth. This book is organized by geographic region, and each myth is placed within the civilization's history and context. The key elements of world mythology, such as the hero, his divine connection, the labyrinth, the initiation, and the transformation, are explored in boxes and features throughout the book. Philip Wilkinson has more than 50 titles to his credit in the fields of mythology, history, and the arts, including Mythology and Religions.
I think this book is an excellent introduction to the mythologies of the world. The book is beautifully presented is in a handy size and comes with a hard cover .The book is very readable, with a great introduction and great descriptions throughout the pages. It is clear, concise and brilliantly illustrated throughout. Covering myths, legends, heroes and Gods this is an excellent overview of a very old...
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