This review of the myths from seven different cultures provides an overview of the stories that we live by, from ancient times to the present. The gods and their stories depict all the relationships in life 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.
The major topics discussed in this book are as follows: Egyptian Mythology: Some Principal Gods, The Creation, Osiris Babylonian Mythology: The Major Gods, The Creation, The Flood, Gilgamesh Indian Mythology: The Main Vedic Gods, Indra and the Dragon, Hindu Gods and Concepts, Bhrigu and the Three Gods, Rama and Sita, Buddha Greek Mythology: The Titans, Other Primordial Deities, The Olympian Gods, Other Gods, Mythical Greek Geography, The Beginnings (Creation, Prometheus and Man, and more), The Heroes, The Tragic Dynasties, The Trojan War, Other Myths Roman Mythology: The Roman Gods, Patriotic Legends, Love Tales Norse Mythology: Supernatural Races, The Major Norse Gods, Creation and Catastrophe, Odin, Thor, Balder, Frey, Freya, Loki, Beowulf, The Volsungs, Sigurd Arthurian Legends: Merlin, King Arthur, Gawain, Launcelot, Geraint, Tristam, Percivale, The Grail Quest, The Passing of Arthur's Realm