Myths and Legends of the Ancient Near East
Myths and Legends of the Ancient Near East
Myths and Legends of the Ancient Near East
Rachel Storm

Myths and Legends of the Ancient Near East

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In this treasure-house of a book, Rachel Storm assembles a fascinating collection of myths and legends from all over the ancient Near East, from their distinctive origins to the many-textured creations they became. Every civilization had its towers and pyramids – its gateways to heaven; every culture had its Underworld, ruled over by a dark lord and visited by only the bravest of heroes. Legend merges with history – Daniel thrown to the lions by Darius, king of the Persians, is miraculously saved by his belief in a true God. From the Assyrian epic of Gilgamesh to the heroic feats of the Amazons; from Midas and his golden touch to the Arabian Nights entertainments; from Babylon and Thebes to Persia and Arabia, this book throws open a window on the lives and beliefs of the men and women who inhabited these ancient lands.

Publisher: The Folio Society