From Our Editors
"A representative, well-chosen collection . . . for use as an introduction to the study of mythology or as a convenient reference work and refresher of memory".--Joseph Campbell". . . . amazingly comprehensive, thorough, yet concise".--Maurice Friedman, author of Touchstones of Reality.Line drawings. Hieroglyphs
From the Publisher
A comprehensive collection of creation stories ranging across widely varying times and cultures, including Ancient Egyptian, African, and Native American.
From the Jacket
Myths proclaim such attitudes toward reality. They organize the way we perceive facts and understand ourselves and the world. Whether we adhere to them consciously or not, they remain pervasively influential. The author has chosen the most powerful myths, offering examples from each religious tradition.