THE GIANT BOOK OF MYTHS AND LEGENDS
Gathered together in The Giant Book of Myths and Legends are more than fifty spellbinding tales of ancient wonder from over twenty cultures. Reflecting the full range of human experience, the collection starts with myths of birth and creation, moves through stories of voyage and discovery, to legends of love, adventure and conquest, and concludes with tales exploring death...more
I'm seriously torn about this book. I've read various myths and legends from around the world before - and well.... some I have read before - in much better versions. It is a decent primer of some of the stories from other cultures, but there is much left out as they - by and large - are approached from a more western view and written with that sort of bias. Whenever possible, I would suggest reading the original - or as close to it as one can get.