Mythical Creatures

Mythical Creatures

4.23 (13 ratings by Goodreads)
Consultant editor  , By (author) 

Free delivery worldwide

Available. Dispatched from the UK in 1 business day
When will my order arrive?

Description

Legends and myths are full of impossible creatures and strange beasts, from the half-human, half-lion sphinx of ancient Egypt to fire-breathing dragons to mermaids in the oceans. Although stories of these creatures date back to the earliest history of humanity, they are no less fascinating or popular today as a steady stream of books, games, movies, television shows, and other media revisit their stories and reinterpret the myths. But what lies behind these myths and legends? Did these bizarre animals once exist in ancient times, inspiring the accounts and stories that have kept them alive? Or do these creatures large and small reflect the characteristics of the cultures in which they were created? ""Mythical Creatures"" describes many of the famous beasts of fable and legend and looks at their possible origins while recounting the tales that have kept them famous for millennia. Chapters of this title include: Mixed-Up Monsters; Heroic Horses - Pegasus to Unicorns; Fabled Flyers; Flying Flame Shooters - Dragons of the World; Denizens of the Deep; and, Creatures to Look Up To - Giants.
show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 160 pages
  • 172 x 238 x 12mm | 439.98g
  • Broomall, United States
  • English
  • full-colour & black-&-white photographs & illustrations, sidebars, timeline, endnotes, further resources, glossary, index
  • 0791093948
  • 9780791093948
  • 1,039,748

Rating details

13 ratings
4.23 out of 5 stars
5 46% (6)
4 31% (4)
3 23% (3)
2 0% (0)
1 0% (0)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X