- Publisher: DK
- Pages: 352
- Illustrations: Full color throughout
- Dimensions: 8'' x 9 1/2''
- Format: Hardcover
- Author: Philip Wilkinson
- ISBN: 9780756643096
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Myths and legends are integral to all cultures. Their narratives, themes, and characters address and provide answers to eternal questions: where do we come from, how do we live, what do we believe in?
This fascinating book explores the major myths and legends across the world, from Classical mythology to Eastern beliefs, and from American legends to African folk tales. The stories are retold in compelling detail, while key aspects of each myth are considered: their meaning, purpose, and power; the main characters; and their importance to modern culture.
Special illustrations and photographs combine with informative text, family trees, and a focus on themes such as creation, death, and the afterlife. From Gilgamesh to Quetzalcoatl, Heracles to Pan Gu, Myths & Legends provides a full and captivating reference guide to the worlds of mythical beings, mortal heroes, and immortal gods.
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