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Myths of the world the illustrated treasury of the world"s greatest stories by

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Published by Duncan Baird Publishers, Distributed in the USA by Sterling Pub. in London, New York .
Written in English


  • Mythology

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Statementgeneral editor, Tony Allan.
ContributionsAllan, Tony, 1946-
LC ClassificationsBL312 .M99 2009
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23165229M
ISBN 109781844838455
LC Control Number2009006468

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The myths of Europe, Asia, Africa, the Americas and Oceana are all dealt with extensively. There are also a number of general entries on topics such as 'heroes', 'tricksters', 'monsters' and 'fate'. It is a symptom of the distorted structure of the publishing industry that an excellent reference book such as this languishes, unavailable, while many inferior dictionaries of myth are still in 5/5(5). Perhaps he regarded it as a legend rather than a myth, but there are many instances of overlap between them, and I think the story has enough overlap to allow it to be included in a book that claims to be an "encyclopedia" of myths. The book was published a year or two before Google made web searches so much easier, /5.   This book contained 21 different myths and legends. They are ordered by where they are from in the world. There are 6 different sections – Africa, Europe, Asia, Oceania, The Americas and the Arctic. I was surprised that I have never heard of any of these myths and legends before. I have heard of Anansi, but not the story told in the book.1/5. Expanded into two volumes, the new edition of Creation Myths of the World begins with introductory essays on the five basic types of creation stories, analyzing their nature and significance. Following are over creation myths, each introduced with a brief discussion of its culture of by: 7.

World Book's series Famous Myths and Legends of the World collects many famous stories from around the world. The stories are written in a creative way to approximate the artistry of the originals and are accompanied by colorful paintings and : $ "The great myths of the world give meaning to the fundamental events of human existence--birth, death, conflict, loss, reconciliation, and the cycle of the seasons. Developed with this comprehensive view in mind, World Mythology is an authoritative exploration of the most important mythological traditions, superbly illustrated with over photographs, maps, charts, and line art.". 32 rows  Creation Stories from around the World. Encapsulations of some traditional stories . This book is the first and last image in the poem, which is a good way to know that it really matters to Rich. At the same time, it doesn't quite seem to belong in the same world as the dive down to the wreck. It's hard to imagine that this "book of myths" is just a book with some old myths .

The personification of Wisdom as a female goddess is widespread throughout the world’s ancient myths (notice, for example, that the Goddess of Wisdom in the Greek Myths is Athena. By nominating a library to receive one book, you are helping to spread the understanding of the world’s ancient wisdom preserved for us and given to every culture. This is actually a reprinting of a famous book called Myths of the Norsemen written in by historian Helen A. Guerber, who was an expert on Germanic mythology. I bought it at a book store and found the contents to be just as beautiful as its cover/5.   Star Myths of the World, Vol III is mandatory reading for stargazers and storytellers. While the second volume of the series is perhaps the best, this extension of the author's work into the stories of the Bible is both provocative and great fun/5(6).   "This treasure-chest of mythology will entertain and educate the reader for many hours." &#; M. G. Paregian. A treasury of tales from ancient myth and legend, this collection was assembled and recounted by a well-known and much-loved storyteller. All of the legendary heroic and tragic figures Brand: Dover Publications.