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Preface
OTHER PRIMORDIAL DEITIES
THE OLYMPIAN GODS
CREATION
PROMETHEUS AND MAN
THE FIVE AGES OF MAN AND THE FLOOD
LOVES OF ZEUS
POSEIDON
ATHENA
APOLLO
HERMES
DEMETER
DIONYSUS
PERSEUS
BELLEROPHON
HERACLES
THESEUS
MELEAGER
ORPHEUS
THE TRAGIC DYNASTIES
CRETE: THE HOUSE OF MINOS
MYCENAE: THE HOUSE OF ATREUS
THEBES: THE HOUSE OF CADMUS
ATHENS: THE HOUSE OF ERICHTHONIUS
THE TROJAN WAR
THE PRELIMINARIES
THE COURSE OF THE WAR
THE FALL OF TROY
THE RETURNS
ODYSSEUS' ADVENTURES
BRIEF SUMMARIES OF OTHER MYTHS
AEACUS
ALCYONE AND CEYX
ARISTAEUS
ASCLEPIUS
CASTOR AND POLYDEUCES
THE DANAIDS
ENDYMION
MELAMPUS
MIDAS
NARCISSUS
ORION
OTUS AND EPHIALTE S
PHAETHON
SISYPHUS
TITHONUS
AENEAS
ROMULUS AND REMUS
PYRAMUS AND THISBE
BAUCIS AND PHILEMON
PYGMALION
VERTUMNUS AND POMONA
HERO AND LEANDER
CUPID AND PSYCHE
Norse Mythology
SUPERNATURAL RACES IN NORSE MYTH
THE MAJOR NORSE GODS
CREATION AND CATASTROPHE
ODIN
THOR
FREYA
BEOWULF
SIGURD
KING ARTHUR
GAWAIN
THE GRAIL QUEST
THE PASSING OF ARTHUR'S REALM
Bibliographical Essay
Review Questions
Recommended Reading
Index
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CliffsNotes Mythology

CliffsNotes Mythology

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The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background.In CliffsNotes 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 includeAn introduction to mythologyThe main gods of various culturesReview questionsRecommended readingsGenealogical tables of major godsClassic literature or modern-day treasure — you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.
The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background.In CliffsNotes 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 includeAn introduction to mythologyThe main gods of various culturesReview questionsRecommended readingsGenealogical tables of major godsClassic literature or modern-day treasure — you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

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