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Myths and Legends Explained, the world's most enduring myths and legends explored and expained by Neil Philip

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One of the world's leading experts on mythology and folklore, Neil Philip, P. was educated at Oxford and London Universities. Special features include an A - Z list of mythological and legendary figures. Here he takes Myths beyond just story telling and explains over 50 remarkable myths and legends from around the world, using stunning works of art. There are 45 of the world's great painting that are brought to life with explanations. There are cave paintings, classic works of art, tribal sculptures and everything in between.

More than 50 compelling myths and legends from around the world are explained through stunning works of art . The fantastic world of fables and sagas this book discusses will delight enthusiasts and general readers alike.

More than 50 compelling myths and legends from around the world are explained through stunning works of art and ancient artefacts, each supported by informative text and comprehensive annotation. Presented country by country, the book offers a fascinating guide to the amazing characters of world mythology and to the cultures that created them.

Myths & Legends offers an original look into the myths and legends of cultures as diverse as ancient Greece and Aboriginal Australia. Mass Market Paperback Paperback Hardcover Mass Market Paperback Paperback Hardcover.

More than 50 compelling myths and legends from around the world are explained through stunning works . Neil Philip is a writer, folklorist and poet. He is married to the artist Emma Bradford, and lives in the Cotswolds, England

More than 50 compelling myths and legends from around the world are explained through stunning works of art and ancient artefacts, each supported by informative text and comprehensive annotation. He is married to the artist Emma Bradford, and lives in the Cotswolds, England. Neil loves words, poetry, and the art of storytelling in all its forms.

Myths & Legends Explained book. Myths & Legends: The World's Most Enduring Myths and Legends Explored and Explained. 1435135687 (ISBN13: 9781435135680).

More than 50 compelling myths and legends from around the world are explained through stunning works of art, each supported by. .Explained The world’s most enduring myths and legends explored and explained.

More than 50 compelling myths and legends from around the world are explained through stunning works of art, each supported by informative text and comprehensive annotation. International coverage From the ancient Sumerian epic of Gilgamesh and the Egyptian myth of Re the Sun God, to the Greek tale of Jason and the Golden Fleece and the Native American tradition of the Universal Man, this anthology explores the best-known narratives and characters from cultures through the centuries and across the globe.

This beautifully illustrated collection of myths and legends is a great book for your library. Everyone has heard of a myth or legend, and wondered what is the real story behind it. This book is the most amazing look at various myths

This beautifully illustrated collection of myths and legends is a great book for your library. If you happen to be a Pagan it is a must. And if you are in a Coven it would be great for your story teller. This book is the most amazing look at various myths. There were even some I hadn't heard of, so that aspect, for me, is exactly what I want in a book. I love the layout of the book, complete with beautiful illustrations and photographs of relics. A must have for any mythology lover, or even if you are just keen. ) fredamans Feb 15, 2010. Gloriously reproduced artworks and artifacts are accompanied by clear, informative text to help readers understand and appreciate the often complex world of mythology.

Not a word of Jewish myths, such as as the ones that Christianity is based on, the biggest and the most widespread myth in the world today. It mentions the Holy Grail myth, but the implication is that Christianity itself is not a myth. Come on! How can this be a serious book? It mentions the Holy Grail myth, but the implication is that Christianity itself is not a myth. Скачать (pdf, 2. 9 Mb).

A richly illustrated study of ancient myths and legends integrates magnificent art reproductions and artifacts with an informative text as its examines the complex mythology of classical Greece and Rome, Aboriginal Australia, and other great cultures.

Comments: (5)

Hinewen
This book came long before the expected arrival date and in pristine condition. I bought it used, but it looked brand new! I couldn't be more pleased with the interesting content and the quick delivery! This book is very interesting and even the children in the house are fascinated by the pictures. A must read!
Thordira
This book is beautiful to look at and interesting to read. It contains lush illustrations of each myth with explanation of the symbolism behind certain stories in the context of their time and place. It's definitely a great book to have at home and enjoy!
Jode
First thing you will notice is that this is definitely a picture book. I has pictures of great works of art that depict different interpretations of great legends (and I believe them all) from around the word and throughout time.

This book is a keeper. As time passes and your interests move form one location to another this book will get you off the ground with the basics. I checked out Persephone as I have a copy of Dante Gabriele Rossetti's Persoperine in the library. I found references and related art peppered through the book. However, I seem to remember her eating six pomegranate seeds, not one.

The book has a clear well organized table of contents (also with pictures), an extensive cross-referenced index and easy to read layout.
Raniconne
I am a fan of Neil Philip and want to own every book he has ever written. Here he takes Myths beyond just story telling and explains over 50 remarkable myths and legends from around the world, using stunning works of art. There are 45 of the world's great painting that are brought to life with explanations.

There are cave paintings, classic works of art, tribal sculptures and everything in between. You take a journey from Egypt to Japan. there is also a section on The Greek Gods. An Index is useful for locating your favorite characters.

I was especially interested in the Epic of Gilgamesh as it has so many similarities with the Flood Story. Utnapishtim survives the great flood and builds a boat that then runs aground on Mount Nisir.

Each painting is surrounded with text or images and even some quotes. My favorite piece of art is on page 64 (Odysseus and the Sirens by Herbert James Draper) and shows Odysseus and his Crew sailing back from the underworld (where ghosts, twittering like bats are held at bay). The picture shows the sirens (mermaids) trying to climb aboard the ship to lure Odysseus with their seductive voices.

The Cosmic Serpent story tells of the Fon people in Africa and how the cosmic serpent was a god with two faces. They tell of how the first people were made of clay and water, much the same way as the people would prepare building materials for a house.

One of the most beautiful books on myths I have ever seen. A MUST HAVE if you collect books on mythology and love art.

The Illustrated Book of Fairy Tales by Neil Philip is also a favorite!
Illustrated Dictionary of Mythology by Philip Wilkinson
Signs & Symbols by Miranda Bruce-Mitford

~The Rebecca Review
Goll
Well explained and clear. Lots of the popular stories as well as some not so familliar tales. The art work used to illustrate the myths are beautifully selected from museum works. Due to the nudity nature of many of the paintings, this is not recomended for young children or prudish types. A wonderful gift for the art student, or appriciator of art and literature. A delicious coffee table book- to be served with tea and scones!
Myths & Legends: The World's Most Enduring Myths and Legends Explored and Explained download epub
Social Sciences
Author: Neil Philip
ISBN: 0789441179
Category: Politics & Social Sciences
Subcategory: Social Sciences
Language: English
Publisher: DK ADULT; 1st American ed edition (April 1, 1999)
Pages: 128 pages