Myths and Legends of the World Brought to Life.
'The Times World Mythology' provides a single-volume comprehensive reference work covering the principal mythologies from Greece and Rome, to Norse Myths, the gods of Egypt, China and India.
From the siege of Troy to the twilight of the Norse gods at Ragnarok and the mysteries of the animal-headed gods of Egypt, the myths of the world have exercised an enduring fascination for their power and insight into ancient and traditional cultures.
This single volume covers mythologies, customs, beliefs and rituals. Distinguished by area, the mythologies cover the unusual to the popular and the ancient to the modern. The expert contributors provide authoritative and detailed text, accessible to everyone, from novice to expert.
With 60 full-colour maps and 300 photos, the book is lavishly illustrated in the tradition of 'Times Histories' and combines immense visual impact with a wealth of information and breadth of coverage that makes it simply the definitive guide to the mythologies of the world.