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

Neil Philip (Author), Nilesh Mistry (Illustrator)
A collection of myths from many cultures
Print Book, English, 1995
First American edition View all formats and editions
Dorling Kindersley, London, 1995
192 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 27 cm
9780789402028, 9780751353174, 9780756622237, 0789402025, 0751353175, 0756622239
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 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. Aeneas in the underworld (Roman)
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
Includes index