Originally told to explain the mysteries of the world-such as
creation, divine will, fertility, death, and love-myths are a major
part of many cultures throughout the world, and each area has its
own myths. Organized by geographic region, each myth is placed
within the civilization's history and context. The key elements of
world mythology, such as the hero, his divine connection, the
labyrinth, the initiation, and the transformation, are explored in... more...