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Why did the Mesopotamian hero Gilgamesh search for eternal youth?
What is the Chinese recipe for creating the universe?
How did the Blackfoot maiden Feather Woman turn the world upside down?
Whether it's the adventures of Greek gods and goddesses or Norse trickster tales, we all love to hear a good story.
Best-selling author Kenneth C. Davis gives readers a taste of these enchanting myths and the diverse people who tell them. In his trademark question-and-answer style peppered with entertaining sidebars and quotes, he also shows how almost every civilization's mythology shares common themes. Some stories celebrate the creation of the earth and the arrival of the first humans; others mourn a massive flood of destruction. Our wide world is linked together by the stories we tell.
©2005 Kenneth C. Davis; (P)2005 Random House, Inc. Listening Library, an imprint of the Random House Audio Publishing Group
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By Kai Bong on 01-05-06

Informative but that's more or less it

This collection covers myths from around the world. I got a very informative background on many of the key ideas behind different mythological cultures. However, after two hours I found listening to the remaining myths getting a little dry. This is definitely a good listen but not stimulating enough for children.

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By Niall on 05-04-06

Uninspiring

This reminded me of that public school garbage in garbage out kind of learning. No soul. If a child was to be inspired to learn more about mythology it's not going to be from this linear recitation of dates and spockian facts. Just my disappointed opinion. Maybe I Don't Know Much About Teaching Kids.

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