Myths & Legends: An illustrated guide to their origins and meanings

Myths & Legends: An illustrated guide to their origins and meanings

Philip Wilkinson


Myths & Legends retells the tales significant to each tradition which were handed down from new release to new release for millions of years. insurance extends from the well known stories of the traditional Greeks, which carry the major to the beginning of such words as "Achille's heel," to the lesser-known, yet richly colourful, myths of the Americas and the East. subject spreads discover characters and tales by way of their cultural, mental, and spiritual meanings and express their energy, objective, and impact either of their personal time and in cutting-edge international. function spreads stopover at the sacred websites which could nonetheless be obvious this present day, and underline the significance of topics that seem throughout cultures and during the centuries. In taking a look at such common issues as production, heroic trials, tricksters' classes, and dying and the afterlife, Myths & Legends investigates how diverse cultures have addressed questions equivalent to How was once the realm created? How did guy discover ways to use fireplace? and Why can we become older?

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