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The illustrated book of myths : tales & legends of the world

Author: Neil Philip; Nilesh Mistry
Publisher: London ; New York : D. Kindersley ; Boston : Distributed by Houghton Mifflin Co., 1995.
Series: A Dorling Kindersley book
Edition/Format:   Book : Juvenile audience : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Philip, Neil.
Illustrated book of myths.
London ; New York : D. Kindersley ; Boston : Distributed by Houghton Mifflin Co., 1995
(OCoLC)756477540
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Neil Philip; Nilesh Mistry
ISBN: 0789402025 9780789402028 0751353175 9780751353174
OCLC Number: 32050229
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 192 p. : ill. (some col.), col. maps ; 27 cm.
Contents: Creation myths. First things (Egyptian) --
The sweat of his brow (Serbian) --
Out of the ice (Norse) --
The cosmic egg (Chinese) --
The floating world (Japanese) --
Izanami and Izanagi (Japanese) --
The dreamtime (Australian, Aboriginal) --
An earthly paradise (Iranian) --
The old man of the ancients (Native American, Modoc) --
Made from mud (Siberian) --
Children of the Sun God (Native American, Navajo) --
The food of life (Sumerian) --
Beginnings. The sky world (Indonesian) --
Gilgamesh (Sumerian) --
The great flood (Serbian) The origin of the ox (Chinese) --
First creator and lone man (Native American, Mandan) --
Vainamoinen (Finnish) --
The gift of fire (Greek) --
The tree of life (Norse) --
Loki the trickster (Norse) --
Maui-of-a-Thousand-Tricks (Polynesian) --
Hunting the sun (Australian, Aboriginal --
The sky god's stories (West African, Ashanti --
The apples of youth (Norse) --
Earth-maker and coyote (Native American, Maidu --
Make me a man! (East African, Baganda) --
Why do we die? (West African, Ibo) --
Fertility and cultivation. Isis and Osiris (Egyptian) --
Persephone (Greek) --
World without sun (Japanese) --
The sword in the stone (Celtic) --
Glooskap and the Wasis (Native American, Algonquin) --
Telepinu (Hittite) --
Cadmus and the sown men (Greek) --
Mother of life and death (Indian) --
Gods and people. The golden touch (Greek) --
King Midas's ears (Greek) --
Beowulf (Anglo-Saxon) --
Theseus and the Minotaur (Greek) --
The fall of Icarus (Greek) --
Taliesin (Welsh) --
Going to the palace (Haitian) --
Thor in the land of giants (Norse) --
Cuchulain (Irish) --
The labors of Heracles (Greek) --
Gods and people. The golden touch (Greek) --
King Midas's ear (Greek) --
Beowulf (Anglo-Saxon) --
Theseus and the Minotaur (Greek) --
The fall of Icarus (Greek) --
Taliesin (Welsh) --
Going to the palace (Haitian) --
Thor in the land of giants (Norse) --
Cuchulain (Irish) --
The labors of Heracles) (Greek) --
Gods and animals. Romulus and Remus (Roman) --
The plumed serpent (Aztec) --
The elephant god (Indian) --
The cat goddess (Egyptian) --
King of the birds (Indian) --
The winged horse (Greek) --
Benten and the serpent king (Japanese) --
The phoenix (Chinese) --
Visions of the end. The death of King Arthur (Celtic) --
The voyage of Bran (Irish) --
The death of Balder (Norse) --
Orpheus and Eurydice (Greek) --
Sedna (Inuit) --
How big the world is! (Inuit) --
Atlantis (Greek) --
The death of Pan (Greek) --
The rainbow serpent (West African, Fon) --
Ragnarok (Norse) --
The purifying stream (Iranian) --
Gods and pantheons. Who's who in mythology.
Series Title: A Dorling Kindersley book
Responsibility: retold by Neil Philip ; illustrated by Nilesh Mistry.

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A narrative collection of myths from many different cultures. Aimed at young people, the book contains more than 75 stories, which are grouped by theme and cover such topics as the creation,  Read more...

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