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Un excelente libro de referencia en mitolog as del mundo Incluye los cl sicos mitos griego a y romanos, pero tambi n se extiende en las mitolog as del norte de Europa, las leyendas de caballeros y asesin a de dragones de la edad media, el medio oriente, Egipto y hasta America.En general es agradable de leer pero hay momentos en los que se convierte en una relaci n extensa y poco profunda de los mitos de una determinada cultura Bueno tenerlo a la mano para consultar alg n mito o personaje mito Un excelente libro de referencia en mitolog as del mundo Incluye los cl sicos mitos griego a y romanos, pero tambi n se extiende en las mitolog as del norte de Europa, las leyendas de caballeros y asesin a de dragones de la edad media, el medio oriente, Egipto y hasta America.En general es agradable de leer pero hay momentos en los que se convierte en una relaci n extensa y poco profunda de los mitos de una determinada cultura Bueno tenerlo a la mano para consultar alg n mito o personaje mitol gico tiene un extenso y pormenorizado ndice por personajes y temas al final pero no es una lectura del todo entretenida gut geeignet zum Einstieg in die Thematik oder zur Auffrischung angenehmer Schreibstil, nicht zu wissenschaftlich, aber auch nicht zu flapsig umgangssprachlich auch einige nicht europ ische Mythen G tter werden besprochen, z B die der Maya oder welche aus Japan starke Konzentration auf griechische und r mische Mythologie die H lfte des Buches handelt nur davon , dadurch kommen andere die mich mehr interessiert h tten deutlich zu kurz einige nicht europ ische Mythen werden kommentarl gut geeignet zum Einstieg in die Thematik oder zur Auffrischung angenehmer Schreibstil, nicht zu wissenschaftlich, aber auch nicht zu flapsig umgangssprachlich auch einige nicht europ ische Mythen G tter werden besprochen, z B die der Maya oder welche aus Japan starke Konzentration auf griechische und r mische Mythologie die H lfte des Buches handelt nur davon , dadurch kommen andere die mich mehr interessiert h tten deutlich zu kurz einige nicht europ ische Mythen werden kommentarlos ignoriert Maori, Aborigines, nordamerikanische Ureinwohner, Afrika abgesehen vom antiken gypten kein Literaturverzeichnis oder weiterf hrende Literaturempfehlungen zu den einzelnen Unterthemen Bastante bueno para tener una vista general sobre las distintas mitologias y sus historias Tambi n es un buen punto de partida para saber qu buscar para ahondar m s en el tema y en las diversas historias que componen cada mitologia, las cuales por supuesto, son muchas y no podias contarlas todas en este libro Creo que esto no es una desventaja ni un punto debil del libro ya que actualmente, si lo deseamos, podemos conocer m s sobre cada historia con un par de clicks. I found this to be a good jumping off point for reading about mythology and found myself chuckling a few times However, they spent too much time with the Greeks and Romans while brushing off the rest of the world I could forgive them if they included a bibliography for further reading but I think that would have taken away from their chapters on the Greeks and Romans [ Free Book ] ⚆ Mythology for Dummies ☻ Every culture and time has its myths You might say that myths help us to understand people, since just like people they can be inspirational and beautiful, as well as cruel and violent The main players in mythology are the original drama kings and queens they hang themselves in shame, poke out their own eyes, rule cities, and marry their relatives and the fun doesn t stop there If you want all the scoop on gods and goddesses, fates and furies, monsters and heroes from around the world, Mythology for Dummies is the Who s Who of mythological figures that you can t do without It s no secret that mythology can be confusing for anyone From cultural hero Johnny Appleseed, to manly Odysseus, to femme fatale Aphrodite, and those pesky Cyclops running amuck on that faraway island, Mythology for Dummies covers all the bases, including information on Greek mythology Homer s Iliad and Odyssey Roman mythology Virgil s Aeneid Beowulf Non European mythology Also, this book will get you up to speed on the heavy stuff like how mythology intersects with our lives, and explores the meaning of existence Organized into chapters on specific topics, it breaks down the common types of myths and mythological figures, and offers plain English explanations of how myths have appeared in cultures throughout the ages You ll find what you need to know on these topics and many What makes myths different from legends and fairy tales Greek creation myths and those really ancient Greek Gods The Olympian Gods taller, younger, and better looking than you The Greek goddesses the fairest and the meanest of them all Heroes made, born, and re born Mythological places from Elysium Fields, to Atlantis, and Xanadu Roman religion how it was begged, borrowed, and stolen You ll also enjoy helpful features like charts comparing major figures, and a tear out tip sheet with a timeline of world civilizations Whether you want to dabble in the wonders of mythology or get serious, Mythology for Dummies will demystify the subject, and show you how important myths can be to a culture You ll never say, It s only a myth again I love the for Dummies series of books for providing solid, straightforward introductions on all manner of subjects This one is no exception It s not meant to be the be all and end all of mythology guides it s very shallow, and just scratches the surface when it comes to the myriad of different myths and cultural legends out there.But I loved it for going beyond Greek and Roman, and even turning on a few lightbulbs for me regarding Hebrew and Hindu mythology So, a good starter book for f I love the for Dummies series of books for providing solid, straightforward introductions on all manner of subjects This one is no exception It s not meant to be the be all and end all of mythology guides it s very shallow, and just scratches the surface when it comes to the myriad of different myths and cultural legends out there.But I loved it for going beyond Greek and Roman, and even turning on a few lightbulbs for me regarding Hebrew and Hindu mythology So, a good starter book for figuring out what particular mythologies and stories might interest you, but be prepared to find other resources if you really want to get into the heart of analyzing various specific myths I read this as background to an OU course A330 Myth in the Greek and Roman Worlds and it was a bit of a curate s egg The first 187 pages really refer to Greek and Roman myth and whilst there was some interesting stuff on theories of myths, common types of myth and early Roman religion a lot of it was retelling myths in the light hearted Dummies series style I was particularly disappointed in the section on Ovid s Metamorphoses which didn t really get to grips with Ovid s own transformati I read this as background to an OU course A330 Myth in the Greek and Roman Worlds and it was a bit of a curate s egg The first 187 pages really refer to Greek and Roman myth and whilst there was some interesting stuff on theories of myths, common types of myth and early Roman religion a lot of it was retelling myths in the light hearted Dummies series style I was particularly disappointed in the section on Ovid s Metamorphoses which didn t really get to grips with Ovid s own transformations of myths in that work, or its afterlife as THE source for myth in the post Antique ie Medieval and Renaissance periods but merely summarised eight stories from the work This book should be read by anyone and everyone We have lost touch with what the word myth actually means To many it referrers to some kind of misconception A myth is a story It s a story about gods yes, real live creator gods and the human s that they created s relationship with them I have a strong feeling that the true meaning of MYTH will soon be recognized by everyone for what it truly is This one should have been titled Mythology by Dummies It is dull, repetitive, and filled with lame attempts at being hip and humorous, typos, grammatical errors, omissions, inconsistencies in the section on King Arthur, Margawse is listed as Arthur s half sister in one paragraph, and then as his aunt in the very next paragraph , and factual errors the Great Pyramids at Giza get moved upriver to somewhere outside Luxor. Good overview of mythology from various cultures throughout history My biggest complaint is the plethora of see preceding section throughout the entire book The authors adding this statement every other paragraph truly affected the fluidity of the book If the parenthesis with redundant phrases were removed from the book it would probably be 50 pages shorter.