The African continent is home to a fascinating and strong tradition of myth, due in part to the long history of human habitation in Africa; the diversity of its geography, flora, and fauna; and the variety of its cultural beliefs. African Mythology A to Z, Second Edition is a readable reference to the deities, places, events, animals, beliefs, and other subjects that appear in the myths of various African peoples. For the first time, this edition features full-color photographs and illustrations.
- Creation accounts from various African cultures
- Influences on and development of African mythology
- The effects of geographic region, environment, and climate on African myth
- Core beliefs of numerous cultural groups.