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African Myths Paperback Book African Myths Paperback Book
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Sub-Saharan Africa is a land of colourful contrasts and diverse cultures. Despite the destructive influences of colonialism and the slave trade and the lack of early written records, Africa has persevered with its powerful tradition of storytelling, with tales of its history passed down in songs and stories through the generations. Because of the huge diversity of lifestyles and traditions, no rea…
Arthurian Myths Paperback Book Arthurian Myths Paperback Book
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Many medieval writers, especially from France and Wales, wrote stories about the great British leader that was King Arthur. Legends, folklore and myths from this period come together to paint a picture of who he was. Some describe him as a great warrior, defending Britain from its enemies, while others suggest Arthur had magical qualities. Throughout this mystery, King Arthur has become an iconic…
Aztec Myths Paperback Book Aztec Myths Paperback Book
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Though the Olmecs (1250�200 bc) were the first civilization in Mexico, the Aztecs (1325�1521) �Mesoamerica�s last imperial civilization and the most significant of the militaristic post-Classic period � are probably who first come to mind when we think of great empires of that region. Like other Mesoamerican cultures, Aztec gods and myths reflected a natural philosophy where ideas concerning life…
Celtic Myths Paperback Book Celtic Myths Paperback Book
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Populated by gods, High Kings, wilfull Queens, noble warriors, fairies, goblins and wizards, the Celtic myths are unsurpassed in their variety and power. This new book is a dazzling collection of the most gripping Celtic tales, vividly retold, gathering together the legends and sagas of this ancient culture in a tribute to the heroism, romance and mystery of the Celtic people. FLAME TREE 451: From…
Chinese Myths Paperback Book AA4067 1600426218166 Chinese Myths Paperback Book AA4067 1600426218166
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River Gods, snake spirits, mountain and Immortals, Chinese mythology is alive with ancient passions. China�s unique set of mythological tales are derived from its vast expanse, diverse culture and the endless wars between tribes and dynasties. The result is a rich landscape of humanity, gods and spirits battling for survival and supremacy. This brilliant new book introduces the key themes and char…
Egyptian Myths Paperback Book AA4068 1600426218166 Egyptian Myths Paperback Book AA4068 1600426218166
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The Myths of Ancient Egypt are tied intimately to the presence and natural rhythms of the Nile. With their animalistic mythology, the Egyptians explained the effects of famine, harvest, floods and death by creating a pantheon of gods that still holds our fascination today. This new book of classic tales brings the stories of the ancients to life, from the birth of creation by Ra, the sun god, to t…
Greek & Roman Myths Paperback Book AA4069 1600426218166 Greek & Roman Myths Paperback Book AA4069 1600426218166
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The classical gods of Rome uncoiled from the fertile imaginations of the ancient Greeks whose gods were passionate and violent, jealous of their powers and subject to both mighty outbursts of love and all-consuming bouts of vengeful war. The dark forces of the ancient world were held at bay by the resourceful and emerging civilisation that formed the basis of Western culture, providing a tradition…
Indian Myths Paperback Book AA4070 1600426218166 Indian Myths Paperback Book AA4070 1600426218166
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India, one of the great, ancient civilizations spawned a fascinating canon of myths and legends. With multiple gods, and a riot of colour and character this fantastic new book, Indian Myths, explores the themes and landscapes that created the tales, and reveals the boundless energy that has brought us the Ramayana,The Mahabharata, and retells the stories of Krishna, Buddha and Shiva, and some of t…
Japanese Myths Paperback Book AA4071 1600426218166 Japanese Myths Paperback Book AA4071 1600426218166
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Japans mythology is alive with gods, spirits and monsters. It draws on Buddhist and Shinto traditions to explain the nature of the world of the island of Japan, and the heavenly status of the long line of emperors. The warrior class of the imperial court, and the natural spirits of the countryside represent parallel and interdependent aspects of Japanese society, explored through ancient legend an…
Myths of Babylon Paperback Book AA4072 1600426218166 Myths of Babylon Paperback Book AA4072 1600426218166
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Babylonian myths, inherited in Mesopotamia from Sumeria, influenced by the ancient Assyrians represent a pinnacle of human achievement in the period around 1800 BC. Here we find humankind battling with the elements in their Flood myth, a grim creation story and the great Epic of Gilgamesh, one of the earliest recorded literary treasures. Babylon, a powerful city state at the time of the ancient Eg…
Native American Myths Paperback Book AA4073 1600426218166 Native American Myths Paperback Book AA4073 1600426218166
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The Algonquins, Iroquois, the legend of Hiawatha and The Last of the Mohicans � the tribes of North America and their folk tales are deeply fascinating because they are unique amongst the mythologies of the world. The tribes were isolated from outside influence for thousands of years and developed a fruitful, empathetic relationship with their landscape, evolving a tradition that respected and fea…
Scottish Myths Paperback Book AA4075 1600426218166 Scottish Myths Paperback Book AA4075 1600426218166
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Much of Scottish mythology was imported by settlers arriving from across the Irish Sea, and so Scottish mythology in large part shares its characters and tales with the mythology of Ireland, from the Ulster Cycle featuring Conchobar mac Nessa, king of Ulster, and the great hero C�chulainn, to the adventures of Fionn mac Cumhaill. But Scotland also possesses its own folklore and tales featuring kin…

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