Mythology (Visual Reference Guides Series)
  • Mythology (Visual Reference Guides Series)
  • Mythology (Visual Reference Guides Series)

Mythology (Visual Reference Guides Series)

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by Philip Wilkinson, Neil Philip
     
 

All the major myths—from epics of love, adventure and heroism, to creation stories—are vividly retold and beautifully illustrated in Visual Reference Guides: MythologyIt's a complete who's who of the key mythological characters in all myth-making cultures and includes the famous tales of Greek and Roman mythology—as well as the lesser knownSee more details below

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All the major myths—from epics of love, adventure and heroism, to creation stories—are vividly retold and beautifully illustrated in Visual Reference Guides: MythologyIt's a complete who's who of the key mythological characters in all myth-making cultures and includes the famous tales of Greek and Roman mythology—as well as the lesser known stories of peoples of the Americas, Asia and Africa, allowing you to discover the themes and beliefs that recur across different cultures.

Philip Wilkinson has more than 50 titles to his credit in the fields of history, mythology, and the arts, including Illustrated Dictionaries of Mythology and Religions and A Celebration of Customs and Rituals of the World, which was adopted and endorsed by the United Nations.

Neil Philip is the author of many books on folklore and mythology. Among his books are The Illustrated Book of Myths, Eyewitness Mythology, and Myths &Legends Explained, The Great Mystery: Myths of Native America, The Cinderella Story, The Penguin Book of English Folktales, and Horse Hooves and Chicken Feet: Mexican Folktales, which won the Aesop Prize of the American Folklore Society.

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Editorial Reviews

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Gr 4 Up-Covering creation, the cosmos, the sun and moon, supreme beings, floods, the natural world, fertility and birth, ancestor worship, forces of evil, divine weapons, war, spirits, love and happiness, tricksters, idols, mythical beasts, death, and the end of the world, this book leaves few stones unturned. Collected from museums worldwide, lavish photos of figurines, paintings, mosaics, masks, textiles, and other treasures display a veritable gallery of culture within these pages. Philip points out similarities of world myths and provides quite a bit of introductory information, though the sound-bite presentation that makes this series so popular cannot go into the detail that the subject deserves. There is no sense that any of the practices, such as shamanism, still exist, and the overall tone of the book is rather patriarchal. Report writers may glean a few facts, but will have to look further for more information or for the actual stories mentioned. The wealth of illustration far outweighs the literary value, but as a browsing tool, this is bound to be used.-Angela J. Reynolds, West Slope Community Library, Portland, OR Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781435121287
Publisher:
Metro Books
Publication date:
03/15/2010
Series:
Visual Reference Guides Series
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
8.66(w) x 5.24(h) x 0.84(d)

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