Don't Know Much About Mythology: Everything You Need to Know About the Greatest Stories in Human History but Never Learned by Kenneth C. Davis

Don't Know Much About Mythology: Everything You Need to Know About the Greatest Stories in Human…

byKenneth C. Davis

Paperback | August 15, 2006

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What is an Egyptian pyramid doing on the U. S. dollar bill?
Did a pharaoh inspire Moses to worship one God?
What’s a Canaanite demoness doing at a rock concert?

Since the beginning of time, people have been insatiably curious. They’ve asked questions about where we come from, why the stars shine and the seasons change, and what constitutes evil. The imaginative answers crafted by our ancestors have served as religion, science, philosophy, and popular literature. In this latest installment of the New York Times bestselling Don’t Know Much About® series, Kenneth C. Davis introduces and explains the great myths of the world using his engaging and delightfully irreverent question-and-answer style. He tackles the epic of Gilgamesh; Achilles and the Trojan War; Stonehenge and the Druids; Odin, Thor, and the entire Norse pantheon; Native American myths, and much more, including the dramatic life and times of the man who would be Buddha. From Mount Olympus to Machu Picchu, here is an insightful, lively look at the greatest stories ever told.

About The Author

Kenneth C. Davis is the New York Times bestselling author ofA Nation Rising;America's Hidden History; andDon't Know Much About(tm)History, which spent thirty-five consecutive weeks on theNew York Timesbestseller list, sold more than 1.6 million copies, and gave rise to his phenomenal Don't Know Much About(tm)series for adults and child...

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Title:Don't Know Much About Mythology: Everything You Need to Know About the Greatest Stories in Human…Format:PaperbackDimensions:560 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.9 inPublished:August 15, 2006Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0060932570

ISBN - 13:9780060932572

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“A massive overview of every myth under the sun. Davis shatters commonly held myths about myths.”