Mythology of the World

Neil Philip

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From the ancient Greeks to the Aztecs, people across the world have created a rich tapestry of stories, characters, and beliefs to explain the mysteries of creation and the forces of nature and death. Mythology of the World examines both ancient and contemporary cultures and explores their unique myths and legends, carrying every myth across centuries to today's readers.

Mythology of the World's sparkling, readable text covers more than fifty myths from Europe, Asia, America, Africa, Australia, and Oceania. It includes a directory of gods, humans, monsters, and animals.

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Children's Literature
In this spectacular account, young scholars can glean just how primitive peoples interpreted their world and then used myth to justify the present and glorify the past.

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Neil Philip

Neil Philip is a noted folklorist and anthologist who has written several books on Native American and multicultural themes for Clarion, including IN A SACRED MANNER I LIVE, which was named both a YALSA Best Book for Young Adults and a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. He lives in England.

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Mythology of the World
Neil Philip

Hardcover

Hardcover
Kingfisher
October 2004
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780753457795
ISBN10: 0753457792
Middle-Grade Nonfiction
10 9/10 x 8 7/10 inches, 160 pages
Age Range: 10 to 14
Grade Range: 5 to 9
$24.95
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