Illustrated Dictionary of Mythology

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What was inside Pandora's box? Which Egyptian god had a Jackal's head? Where was Niflheim? You can find the answers to these and thousands of other questions in the Illustrated Dictionary of Mythology. Organized by geographic region and with characters from the same stories and episodes grouped together, this book is an excellent reference tool for mythology experts as well as beginners. Legendary heroes appear together with their adversaries to set each myth in context, as do gods and goddesses of the underworld...
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Overview

What was inside Pandora's box? Which Egyptian god had a Jackal's head? Where was Niflheim? You can find the answers to these and thousands of other questions in the Illustrated Dictionary of Mythology. Organized by geographic region and with characters from the same stories and episodes grouped together, this book is an excellent reference tool for mythology experts as well as beginners. Legendary heroes appear together with their adversaries to set each myth in context, as do gods and goddesses of the underworld and mythical beasts Perfect for families and essential for visits to art galleries and museums. .Over 2,000 specially commissioned artworks, authentic artifacts, and famous paintings .complete and comprehensive index and cross-referencing.
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This family reference contains concise entries on about 500 key characters to show who is who in world mythology. Text and color illustrations of artworks, paintings, and sculptures explore common themes such as the creation and ultimate destruction of the world, the struggle between good and evil, and the concept of heaven and hell. Nine sections focus on a particular region to help readers of all ages to interpret and understand mythological references in art, literature, drama, and music. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780789434135
  • Publisher: DK Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/1/1998
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 8.94 (w) x 11.18 (h) x 0.59 (d)

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