As in his other books, Joseph Campbell is re-telling and analyzing human-kinds most influential myths, this time from the ancient worlds of the orient. Not only does he show amazing knowledge and wisdom, his analyzes provide deep in-sights into our world today and how it was shaped. A lot of todays politics, religions and social structures become clear and understandable. It is Joseph Campbells rare talent, to make these complicated structures and their history easy to grasp and a joy to read. A real page-turner, and an important book to understand the world around us a little better.