Original Title: World Mythology in Bite-Sized Chunks
Year Published: 2016
Published by: Michael O’Mara
Number of Pages: 224
First Sentence: N/A
Goodreads Rating: 4/5
From the signs of the zodiac to literature and art, the influence of world mythology can still be seen in everyday life. With a stunning array of fascinating tales, World Mythology in Bite-Sized Chunks gets to grips with the ancient stories of Aboriginal, Sumerian, Egyptian, Mesoamerican, Maori, Greek, Roman, Indian, Norse, and Japanese cultures, encompassing legends from the most diverse societies and the most ancient cultures from across the globe. Learn about why Odin, the Father of the Gods in Norse mythology, was so keen to lose an eye, the importance of the Osiris myth of Ancient Egypt, and much more besides. Entertaining, authoritative, and incisive, this is an enlightening journey into the fascinating world of mythology.
As a complete history and mythology nerd, I really enjoyed this little book. It was very interesting to read and since it literally is compressed into bite-sized chunks, it is easy to grasp and doesn’t get long winded or boring like textbooks can become. It was humoristic yet informative.
Just like with anything that deals with facts, some were more interesting than others and some were downright boring. Having studied a lot of history and mythology some of these just got a little too repetitive for me. However, it is still a good little book to have around when you need to brush up on your mythology.
Do I recommend it?
If you like myths and would like to expand your knowledge of the different myths of the world, or just learn something new, then you should definitely pick up this book.