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Don't Know Much About Mythology: Everything You Need to Know About the Greatest Stories in Human History but Never Learned - Kenneth C. Davis
Don't Know Much About Mythology: Everything You Need to Know About the Greatest Stories in Human History but Never Learned
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What is an Egyptian pyramid doing on the U. S. dollar bill? Did a pharaoh inspire Moses to worship one God? What’s a Canaanite demoness doing at a rock concert? Since the beginning of time, people have been insatiably curious. They’ve asked questions about where we come from, why the stars... show more
What is an Egyptian pyramid doing on the U. S. dollar bill? Did a pharaoh inspire Moses to worship one God? What’s a Canaanite demoness doing at a rock concert? Since the beginning of time, people have been insatiably curious. They’ve asked questions about where we come from, why the stars shine and the seasons change, and what constitutes evil. The imaginative answers crafted by our ancestors have served as religion, science, philosophy, and popular literature. In this latest installment of the New York Times bestselling Don’t Know Much About® series, Kenneth C. Davis introduces and explains the great myths of the world using his engaging and delightfully irreverent question-and-answer style. He tackles the epic of Gilgamesh; Achilles and the Trojan War; Stonehenge and the Druids; Odin, Thor, and the entire Norse pantheon; Native American myths, and much more, including the dramatic life and times of the man who would be Buddha. From Mount Olympus to Machu Picchu, here is an insightful, lively look at the greatest stories ever told.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780060932572 (0060932570)
ASIN: 60932570
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Pages no: 560
Edition language: English
Series: Don't Know Much About
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Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
3.0
5hrs 40mins. Read by John LeeTotally accesible for the beginner, comfort fodder for those in the know, and simply perfect as a refresher for those whose memory is becoming somewhat spotty.TBR Busting #10
Defenestraethe
Defenestraethe rated it
not davis' topic, really; dull and ill-informed
Hipster Ariel's Literary Grotto
Hipster Ariel's Literary Grotto rated it
5.0
This book answers a lot of questions. It is so packed with information that I actually learned something new about the mythologies I'm familiar with, which is really saying something.
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