Mythology of the World: A Box Set of Three Encyclopedias: Ancient Greek, Roman, Egyptian, Norse, Chinese, Indian and Japanese

Mythology of the World: A Box Set of Three Encyclopedias: Ancient Greek, Roman, Egyptian, Norse, Chinese, Indian and Japanese

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By (author) Arthur Cotterell, By (author) David M. Jones, By (author) Brian Molyneaux, By (author) Rachel Storm

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  • Publisher: LORENZ BOOKS
  • Format: Paperback | 792 pages
  • Dimensions: 168mm x 220mm x 56mm | 2,200g
  • Publication date: 1 October 2011
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0754823652
  • ISBN 13: 9780754823650
  • Illustrations note: 1500 photographs
  • Sales rank: 228,600

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The myths and legends of four continents are vividly brought to life in illustrated encyclopedias that inform, delight and intrigue. The encyclopedia of classical mythology describes the central mythical figures of Ancient Greece and Rome, the Celtic heroes and the Nordic gods. The volume on the mythology of the American nations describes the belief systems, sacred spaces and rituals of the North American Indian and the Inuits, and of the Aztec, Inca and Maya nations. The guide to the myths of India, Egypt, China and Japan presents some of the most powerful and evocative mythologies and religions from the mystical Middle and Far East, with exciting tales of gods, spirits, demons and black magic. Each volume is structured in an instantly acesible A-Z format, with 1500 colourful photographs, maps and paintings.

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Arthur Cotterell is the author of the best-selling Dictionary of World Mythology. Brian Molyneaux PhD specializes in the human use of the landscape, art and ideology. David M Jones PhD has written many articles on Mesoamerican and South American art for the Macmillan Dictionary of Art. Rachel Storm is a journalist and author specializing in religion, alternative religion and spirituality.