The Macmillan Illustrated Encyclopedia of Myths and Legends

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Macmillan, 1989 - 260 pages
The Places: How myths and legend arose in cultures worldwide from Greece and Rome to Asia and Oceania.

The Characters: The central figures arranged A-Z for easy access. More than 250 major and over 1,000 minor entires.

The Concepts: The universal themes of love and fertility, war and death, flood and fate.

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This gorgeously illustrated book is divided into three sections: essays on the role of myth in major civilizations, including non-European ones; an encyclopedia of gods and goddesses; and a micropedia ... Read full review

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About the author (1989)

Arthur Cotterell is Principal of Kingston Upon Thames College of Further Education. He is the author of several books on the ancient civilizations of East Asia, including China: A Concise Cultural History and The Minoan World. He is also the editor of The Encyclopedia of Ancient Civilizations and
most recently The Macmillan Illustrated Encyclopedia of Myths and Legends.

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