Mythologies of the World: The Illustrated Guide to Mythological Beliefs & Customs

By Richard Prime & Lisa George & Ray Dunning & Michael McKenzie


Many of today’s traditions, customs, and beliefs are legacies derived from myths and legends our ancestors created as they first formed settlements.

They arose from a need to give meaning and understanding to the natural world and to human emotions and desires. Throughout recorded history, ancient myths and legends have influenced art, literature, music, and religion and are still part of our lives today.

Mythologies of the World looks at ancient myths and legends, how they are interpreted today, and what they mean to us now. It includes features on the origins, beliefs, customs, and practices of the major centres of mythology.

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