• Myths and Legends

  • A Guide to Their Origins and Meanings
  • By: Philip Wilkinson
  • Narrated by: Hugh Kermode
  • Length: 13 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: History, World
  • 3.9 out of 5 stars (25 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

Discover the world's greatest myths and legends - from Greek mythology to Norse mythology - in this comprehensive guide.

What did Japanese mythology say about the beginning of the universe? How did Oedipus become the classic tragic hero in Greek mythology? Who brought about the origin of death in Maori mythology? With vivid retellings of famous legends, Myths and Legends makes it easier than ever before to understand the stories that are central to every culture.

Delve into the well-known tales of the ancient Greeks, which hold the key to such phrases as "Achilles' heel", as well as the lesser-known but richly colorful myths of Africa and the Americas. Explore global ideas such as fate and fortune and the underworld, and find out about the key characters - heroes, tricksters, and gods - that make up each myth system. Filled with the cultural and religious meanings behind each legend and the influence they have had both in their own time and in today's world, this audiobook is a must-have for all mythology enthusiasts.

©2019 Philip Wilkinson (P)2020 DK Audio

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This is a reference book. It should not have been considered for an audio book. I suggest you buy a physical copy if you would like brief references for many different myths and legends. Though the organization is pretty bad maybe consider something else.

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