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The Supernatural Realm: Gods and Goddesses, Sun, Moon, Underworld * The Earth: Creation, Mountains, Floods, Trees, Springs * Humankind: Twins, Sexuality, Dreams, the Eye, Death * Gifts from the Gods: Kingship, Laws, Fire, Beauty * The Animal Kingdom: Cows, Lions, Eagles, Peacocks, Turtles * Symbolic Substances: Gold, Blood, Apples, Salt, Honey * Heroes and Heroines: Heracles, Thor, Theseus, Arthur, Gilgamesh * Quests, Journeys and Epics: Jason, Odysseus, Holy Grail, the Ramayana

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A huge treasury of mythical images and stories from cultures around the world

About the Author

Christopher Dell holds a degree in the History of Art from the Courtauld Institute, London. He has written and edited many bestselling titles on art and visual culture, including Freemasonry, Mythology, Monsters, What Makes a Masterpiece? and The Occult, Witchcraft & Magic, all published by Thames & Hudson.


'A treasure-house of illustrations ... erudite and enjoyable' - Contemporary Review
'A gorgeous survey of the world's mythologies' - Fortean Times

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