: Tris McCall
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The world’s most enduring and celebrated myths unfold like never before in this extraordinary and expansive timechart. Six feet in length, the chart presents the major elements from ten of history’s most revered mythologies, exploring the particulars and peculiarities of each, while also highlighting what intriguing things they share. From the Egyptian Necropolis to the Aztec Empire, the Greek Pantheon to the Norse halls of Valhalla, and far beyond, World Mythology: A Timechart of Gods and Heroesexplores the foundations of the greatest stories ever told. Creation, destruction, gods, wars, heroes, birth, death, the afterlife, love, sex, art, and more—every civilization to ever rise and fall has had their own system for understanding the chaos and joy of life, and while they’re all uniquely fascinating, they’re also compellingly alike. The Egyptians’ great Atum, the Mesopotamians’ “raging storm” Enil, the Aztecs’ plumed serpant Quetzalcoatl, the Zoroastrians’ uncreated Ahura Mazda, the Greeks’ electric Zeus, the Dagda powerhouse of the Celts, the Norse’s almighty Odin, and the Incans’ omnipotent Viracocah all seem so very different at first blush, but every one is a father god. Each a creator and destroyer, fickle and powerful, well-loved and well-feared—they are individually enthralling, but when seen together, they reveal something universal about humankind. Immerse yourself in tales of gods and monsters, underworlds and paradises, heroes and battles, and more from around the globe and across time!