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Mythology: Mega Collection

Classic Stories from the Greek, Celtic, Norse, Japanese, Hindu, Chinese, Mesopotamian and Egyptian Mythology
Length: 31 hrs and 37 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (34 ratings)
Regular price: £27.49
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Summary

Do you know how many wives Zeus had? Or how the famous Trojan War was caused by one beautiful lady? Or how Thor got his hammer? 

Give your imagination a real treat. This Mega Mythology Collection of eight audiobooks and 30+ hours of listening is for you.  

Some of the topics covered include:

  • Mount Olympus and the 12 Olympian gods and goddesses and then beneath the surface to the gloomy world of Hades.  
  • Classic Celtic Myths such as The Life of Cú Chulainn 
  • How did Odin form the world from Ymir’s body and make men and women from wood? 
  • Who are Loki’s children, and why does Odin fear them? 
  • And more stories of Greek, Celtic, Norse, Japanese, Hindu, Chinese, Mesopotamian and Egyptian Mythology! 

The eight manuscripts included in this collection are: 

  1. Greek Mythology
  2. Celtic Mythology
  3. Norse Mythology
  4. Japanese Mythology
  5. Hindu Mythology
  6. Chinese Mythology 
  7. Mesopotamian Mythology
  8. Egyptian Mythology                          
©2018 Scott Lewis (P)2018 Scott Lewis

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Schoolboy Errors - 25 x 5 stars misleading

Having listened to some excellent mythology books on audible- mainly from Greek but also Norse- I bought this to learn some myths of cultures I wasn,t as familiar with.

I have only listened to just under two hours of this but I don't see my 1 star review as premiture.

It begins (and ends for me) with the Greek myths. The errors begin early on referring to a dispute Zeus settled between Hera and Hades over Persephone- not as it should have been between Demeter and Hades.

The next blinding error appears in the passage describing Apollo. Talking of the music contest between Pan and Apollo- Lewis says Apollo turns Midas EYES? Into the eyes of a Donkey for judging in Pan's favour. The logic of that is crazy even if you don't know the myth it's a far more logical thought to think Midas must have the EARS of a donkey to think Pan is sounds superior.

A passage relating to the Trojan war during the overview of Aries states that Athena Aries' lover and the god of love and beauty persuades him to join the Trojan side. Aphrodite is of course the true god of love and beauty and lover of Aries.

I honestly find it mindblowing this has 25 5 star reviews and that was one of the main reasons I bought the book. This should not be in the market let alone rated 5/5. I am no mythology scholar but someone who has basic knowledge of the Greek myths. This should have been proof read/listened to before release by someone who actually knows the myths to correct errors. Hard to believe it hasn't.

I have lost faith in this audiobook as a result of the basic inaccuracies and have no confidence to continue to the myths of cultues I know less well as I believe I will be learning with further inaccuracies. This is hugely dissapointing as the main reason for purchase was broadening my knowledge into new cultures.

I hope this helps you save your time, money and allows you to avoid similar dissapointment.

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Inconsistent and incorrect

I got this book as a lover of mythology, and will I know a fair bit about Greek myth I was interested I all the other mythologies covered.
Greek myth is the first chapter covered. And I found that there were a few errors within the first few minuets. Errors that are later corrected. I only listened for 35 minutes total before giving up.

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Facts

I actually got what i expected from this book. The length of the book almost put me off but after taking time to listen i discovered it was well narrated and the time actually fits. I love the introduction, actually got me prepared for every chapter of the book.

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learning new ideas

I have no regret giving this book a 5 star. Thou, its one of the longest books have ever come across since i started listening to audio books but it was worth it. This book helped to correct the ideas i have about Babylonian and Assyrian Mythology. I also got to learn about the others for the first time. Learning through this book was worth it.

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Recommended for history lovers

what an amazing collection of myths stories? am excited have been able to update my library with the right book on this subject. . . This book is worth listening to over and over again. I would gladly recommend for history lovers.

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This is a reliable book

There is a lot of hope from this book for those looking at learning mythology. The very different stories made the changes and positive effects you can expect while learning. You can trust the information written in this book

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overwhelming

This book is revealing quite a lot of information in a short time.its a lot more clearer after listening to this audio book.am overwhelmed and would gladly recommend this book

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  • Anonymous User
  • 18-01-19

Hard to navigate the book.

The stories that are told are good, for me who is totally new to mythologies it's helpful to have so many introductions to different mythologies.

With that said, the book would be so much better if there was an index for all chapters, now they are just numbered.
It's not smooth at all if you want to skip something or revise

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  • lynette
  • 17-01-19

Table of Contents

This is the type of "information" that requires a table of contents which would have been so easy to add in place of chapter 1, 2, 3...Also, the male narrator sounds like he's 'reading' when he should be 'telling' a story

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  • Adrienne
  • 16-03-19

i'm not even through the first section and...

Correct me if I'm wrong classical scholars, but Persephone was the daughter of Zeus and Demeter, not Hera. That was a part of the whole spring time thing? Hera is NOT the goddess of Fertility, marriage yes, fertility no.
This text is not accurate. I'm only on the second chapter of the first section and I've already said, 'Um, what?' 10 times. They refer to Leda (of the swan incident) as one of Zeus' "wives".
Do not pay money for this book. I want mine back and I want this book removed from my library. Thank goodness it starts with greek mythology which I actually know fairly well, if I had started with Japanese or Indian mythology I would have had no idea.

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  • Sandra Feuti
  • 07-12-18

Good delight

Delight yourself with these fascinating, captivating , informative and educative stories. This book is a mega guide with more than one story from the author. it delivered in depth knowledge and satisfying details.

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  • joshua james
  • 07-12-18

Not a waste of time

Many things actual sounded strange to me before now. it was as thou i was never making any head ways with the drive to learn mythology until i stumbled on this book. it really helped to make a difference and am glad this book thou recommended wasn't a waste of time.

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  • Erin Petrie
  • 06-03-19

A good introduction

This book gives a great start to many of the world's mythologies.
It is well read by the two narrators.
If one just wants to know the bare bones of a cultures origin, this is a pretty good start.

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  • Robin Meacham
  • 07-12-18

A brilliant collection of stories

My daughter loves to these stories. This book was easy to buy, read, listen and also understand. I think i got her the perfect gift this year. Its was a good choice .

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  • Stacey
  • 15-03-19

Good listen

I enjoyed most of this audiobook but did find the reading of the Japanese and Chinese sections hard to listen to. But totally worth the purchase.

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  • CRAIG R.
  • 08-03-19

Informative, repetitive, boring...

Great for information, but sounds like your listening to a power point or a textbook. I wanted to learn more mythology after getting Neil Gaiman book Norse Mythology. Hoping the book just told stories like that to learn about the gods was asking to much. This was a god by god layout of who what where when why in bullet point form. The narrator got many pronunciations wrong and each new god started with a story about the god before that we just got the same story about. Very redundant. I returned book... if any suggestions on a book about mythology to replace please comment

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  • Jonathan Canty
  • 06-03-19

So boring!

This is terribly written and horribly narrated. This is more of an informative course on mythology. Not stories of mythology. I wish I had not bought this.