Integrating original texts with explanations, interpretations, and theory, Introduction to Mythology: Contemporary Approaches to Classical and World Myths, Third Edition, introduces students to a wide range of myths drawn from sources all around the world and approached from various critical perspectives. The third edition strengthens its global coverage with two new chapters: Chapter 11, "Mesoamerica: Popol Vuh," and Chapter 43, "The Vampire as Hero: Tales of the Undead in a Contemporary Context."
An innovative pedagogical structure helps students students discern the complex web of literary allusions that characterize mythological texts.
New! A "Myths Across the World" foldout map at the front of the text shows the regional distribution of all the myths discussed in the book
New! A global locator map at the beginning of each chapter situates the myths in their geographical context
Running margin notes provide cross-references and explanations of terms
A glossary of deities, an illustrated timeline, and suggested readings offer additional resources
A vibrant art program features more than 200 illustrations, photographs, and maps
New! Now Playing: Learning Mythology Through Film (available in both student and instructor editions) is packaged at no extra charge with each new copy of this text. This concise print supplement provides synopses, recommended scenes, and discussion questions for more than thirty of the most commonly assigned films in world mythology classes. Qualified adopters can receive a Netflix subscription with their adoption.
An Instructor's Resource Manual includes key terms, pedagogical suggestions, study questions and projects, and sample objective test questio...