The Mythology Book (DK Big Ideas) (Paperback)

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Most of us learn about Greco-Roman mythology, but what about the mythologies from the rest of the world’s ancient cultures? Like, did you know that the Mesopotamian underworld is basically just people sitting in the dark, eating and drinking stale bread and beer? (a.k.a. my Friday night.) The DK Mythology Book is a great intro into the myriad stories humans have told throughout time about their own creations, gods and existence.

— Josh


Learn about compelling worlds and characters depicted in myths and legends in The Mythology Book.

Part of the fascinating Big Ideas series, this book tackles tricky topics and themes in a simple and easy to follow format. Learn about Mythology in this overview guide to the subject, great for novices looking to find out more and experts wishing to refresh their knowledge alike! The Mythology Book brings a fresh and vibrant take on the topic through eye-catching graphics and diagrams to immerse yourself in. 

This captivating book will broaden your understanding of Mythology, with:

- More than 80 classics retold and explained in mythology
- Packed with facts, charts, timelines and graphs to help explain core concepts
- A visual approach to big subjects with striking illustrations and graphics throughout
- Easy to follow text makes topics accessible for people at any level of understanding

The Mythology Book lets you delve into each myth, discover the meanings behind them, and understand their significance to different cultures worldwide - aimed at adults with an interest in the subject and wanting to gain more of an overview. Here you’ll find global coverage of world myths, profiling everything from the well-known tales of the Greeks, Norsemen, and Egyptians to the legends of the Caribbean, the Americas, Oceania, and East Asia.

Your Mythological Questions, Simply Explained

Learn about myths in this essential guide, from early creation beliefs to classical hero narratives and the recurring theme of the afterlife. Delve into each myth and discover the meanings behind these stories, getting to the heart of their significance to different cultures worldwide. If you thought it was difficult to learn about the many classic stories, The Mythology Book presents key information in an easy to follow layout. Discover Zeus, god of the sky and ruler of the Olympian gods, Loki, the cunning trickster with a knack for causing havoc, Thor with his mighty hammer, and Hades, ruler of the underworld - and much more.

The Big Ideas Series

With millions of copies sold worldwide, The Mythology Book is part of the award-winning Big Ideas series from DK. The series uses striking graphics along with engaging writing, making big topics easy to understand.

About the Author

We believe in the power of discovery. That's why we create books for everyone that explore ideas and nurture curiosity about the world we live in.
From first words to the Big Bang, from the wonders of nature to city adventures, you will find expert knowledge, hours of fun and endless inspiration in the pages of our books.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780744039573
ISBN-10: 0744039576
Publisher: DK
Publication Date: January 11th, 2022
Pages: 352
Language: English
Series: DK Big Ideas