The CliffsNotes study guide On Mythology offers expert commentary on major themes, plots,
characters, literary devices, and historical background. It is meant to be a supplement
for you to use as an educational tool that will allow you to better understand
In On Mythology, you’ll
review the myths from seven different cultures and gain an overview of the stories
that people have lived by from ancient times to the present. The gods and their
stories depict life’s lessons and personal relationships, and present a moral
code of human conduct. These stories are also a map to understanding history.
This CliffsNotes guide covers Egyptian, Babylonian, Indian,
Greek, Roman, and Norse mythologies, as well as the Arthurian legends. Features
that help you figure out these important works include:
An introduction to mythology
The main gods of various cultures
Genealogical tables of major gods
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