Cover image for Mythology
Philip, Neil.
Personal Author:
2000 edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Dorling Kindersley, [2000]

Physical Description:
61 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm.
Surveys the treatment of gods, goddesses, the heavens, creation, death, and evil as expressed in various mythologies around the world.
General Note:
"First American edition, 1999"--T.p. verso.

Includes index.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 7.5 1.0 87355.


Format :


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BL311 .P485 2000 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
BL311 .P485 2000 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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Discover and compare myths different and diverse cultures, including, Greek, Norse, Egyptian, Native American, Asian, Celtic, African, Mayan & Incan, and Hindu.

Eyewitness Mythology is a cultural and topical approach to examining mythology from all over the world, where you will learn about:
-- Different cultures' versions of the same events and phenomena. For example, how the Aztec vision of the Afterlife and the Underworld differs from the Sumerian; or that Vikings believed that Odin made the first man and woman from driftwood, while Egyptians believed Khnum created human beings on his potters's wheel.
-- Famous tricksters and imps -- te infamous Norse Loki, the Coyote of Nativan American lore, and others
-- Heroes and heroines from all over the world.
-- The influence of mythology on the arts and world religions.

Author Notes

Neil Philip is a writer, folklorist and poet. He is married to the artist Emma Bradford, and lives in the Cotswolds, England. Neil loves words, poetry, and the art of storytelling in all its forms. Among his many books are A Fine Anger, Victorian Village Life, The Cinderella Story, The Penguin Book of English Folktales, Mythology (with Philip Wilkinson), The Great Mystery, War and the Pity of War, The New Oxford Book of Childrens Verse, The Tale of Sir Gawain, Horse Hooves & Chicken Feet, and The Adventures of Odysseus. Neil has contributed to numerous journals, including The Times, and Signal: Approaches to Childrens Books, and has also written for stage, screen, and radio. His work has won numerous awards and honours, including the Aesop Award of the American Folklore Society and the Literary Criticism Book Award of the Childrens Literature Association.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Table of Contents

What is mythology?p. 8
Creation of the worldp. 10
The cosmosp. 12
Sun and moonp. 14
Making humankindp. 16
Supreme beingsp. 18
Floods and stormsp. 20
The elementsp. 22
The natural worldp. 24
Fertility and birthp. 26
Children of the godsp. 28
Ancestor worshipp. 30
Evil forcesp. 32
Superheroesp. 34
Divine weaponsp. 36
Gods of warp. 38
Contacting the spiritsp. 40
Love, fortune, and happinessp. 42
Trickstersp. 44
Animal idolsp. 46
Mythical beastsp. 48
Painting the storyp. 50
Universal creaturesp. 52
Death and the underworldp. 54
Sacred sitesp. 56
End of the worldp. 58
Indexp. 60