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Mythology : the complete guide to our imagined worlds

Author: Christopher Dell
Publisher: [London] : Thames & Hudson, 2015. ©2012
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First paperback editionView all editions and formats
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Myths in every culture explain our origins, the earths creation, gods and monsters, demons, the afterlife and the underworld. This compelling account, newly available in paperback, gathers together themes and stories from every culture, showing how myths share many common patterns, and how the human imagination is expressed in all its diversity. It asks the question: what do myths tell us about the human condition?  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Dell
ISBN: 9780500291511 0500291519
OCLC Number: 917329596
Description: 352 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The Supernatural Realm --
The Earth --
Humankind --
Gifts From The Gods --
The Animal Kingdom --
Symbolic Substances --
Heroes --
Quests, Journeys and Epics.
Responsibility: Christopher Dell.

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Myths in every culture explain our origins, the earths creation, gods and monsters, demons, the afterlife and the underworld. This book gathers together themes and stories from every culture, showing  Read more...
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'A gorgeous survey of the world's mythologies' - Fortean Times 'A treasure-house of illustrations ... erudite and enjoyable' - Contemporary Review

 
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