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Ancient Mythology: An Extensive Guide to the Gods, Heroes, Worship, Rituals and Beliefs of Ancient Myths

Narrated by: Gareth Johnson
Length: 14 hrs and 57 mins
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Study the origins of the mythological creatures and stories you’ve seen and heard over and over again in this bundle! 

  1. Mayan Mythology
  2. Polynesian Mythology
  3. African Mythology
  4. Aztec Mythology
  5. Germanic Mythology One
  6. Germanic Mythology Two
  7. Inca Mythology
  8. Inuit Mythology
  9. Japanese Mythology
  10. Korean Mythology

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©2018 Bernard Hayes (P)2018 Bernard Hayes

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This is such a great deal!

All the myths from around the world.... well, maybe not all of them, but you can get a lot of myths here that you probably never heard of. That's what makes this book unique. It's not the typical Greek or Roman mythology, but Inuit, Aztec, African, etc.

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Titles Don’t Follow Content

I’m not sure why ancient Jewish belief points took such a large chunk of the Mayan mythology section. If this is any indication of the other sections, this book was authored by several spikes of ADHD, with thorough details scattered about haphazardly. (It is also possible that the sections are erroneously sorted by geographic significance when it should include peripheral chapters of multi-cultural parallels.)

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Misleading & Possibly Plagiarized

This book takes a sharp turn in the middle of the first section. At the beginning it is actually talking about Mayan society, but very quickly turns to the topic of the biblical flood narrative and the author’s particular views on the book of Genesis. Rather than actually expand upon what we know of the Mayan people and their culture, the author instead decides to spend time discussing how angels and giants lived inland and thus weren’t destroyed by the great flood that erased all the great human cultures of the time.
Beyond this problem of pushing pseudo-biblical historical revisionism, I think that this book may contain work not written by the author. Google searching some of the passages of this book shows that the author may have directly copied sections from Wikipedia or excerpts of other books.
The narration isn’t even all that good either. The narrator is boring and frequently mispronounces words. He has a good voice and would be better if he actually put time and effort into public speaking. As it stands though, I cannot give him a good rating.
Overall, I give this book 1/5 stars on everything. I wouldn’t recommend this book to anyone who is looking for an actual scholarly look at these cultures. Spend your credit on a Great Courses class instead. At least they tell you what to expect and don’t copy other people’s work.

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  • richard
  • albany, ny, United States
  • 02-17-19

2nd worst thing i ever got from audible

the narration is attrocious. gotten way better sound from librivox.
did you know that the Olmecs were wiped out by Noah's flood and biblicsl angels carried the big stone heads? i sure didn't.

what utter crap.

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Inuit stuff

Inuit mythology? Where can you find a book about that? I mean, and then the others are pretty interesting too.

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Definitely interesting stuff!!!

I am amazed at all the things these different peoples believed in. Korean mythology? Never heard of it, but now I know.

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Terrible

Story wouldnt play or allow me to exchange for a new book thats interesting its garbage

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Great audiobook

Nice job! I liked the Polynesian mythology the best, since I've just seen Moana and felt connected to the Polynesian people.

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I liked it a lot actually

Great stories and great information about these different indigenous nations and cultures. Thanks to the author and narrator.

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  • Jerry
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  • 11-30-18

Better than the other ones

This one contains even more myths and books in one. 14 hours, best deal ever, and complementary to the other bundles of Bernard Hayes.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-20-18

Wow!

I was amazed by how many nations, cultures, and regions shared mythological characters overlapping and deviating from each other alike.

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  • Robert
  • 11-19-18

Mythologies from faraway countries

Little did I know there were so many mythological stories from so many culutures. It's good to learn more about them.

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  • Cerys
  • 11-17-18

Superb!

I am of the opinion that this should be almost five stars, since it contains so much content and it's almost perfect.

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  • Henry Law
  • 11-24-18

Compilation of books

I enjoyed this 10 plus hour book that talks about all the mythologies in the world.

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  • Joe
  • 11-22-18

Beautiful

Great narrator. Nice to listen to. Interesting to learn about so many stories from Germanic nations, African, and Latin American.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-22-18

Great book

I got the other one from the same author and narrator, but this one is even better. So good!

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  • Lara
  • 11-21-18

Inuits and Polynesians

Those are the kinds of myths you don't often hear unless you watch Moana. But hey, they are out there, and they are mysterious. Good book.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-16-18

Great info

It's fun to learn more about the myths and the gods people worshipped in different areas around the world.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-16-18

Variety of myths

All the gods, goddesses, legends, and creatures in here create a lot of drama and historical contexts. Very interesting.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-13-18

Ancient myths from the orient and beyond

Whether it's Japanese, Inuit, Inca, or Aztec mythology, there is a lot there. Not as typical as the standard Greek and Roman ones.

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