Dictionary of Mythology : Mainly Classical (Paperback)

Author: Evans, Bergen

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From the ancient past come the myths that color our present. Like the symbols that haunt our dreams and guide our inner journeys, the myths of the Western world touch something deep within us, awakening old nightmares and new yearnings. Some of the gods, tales, and mythic creatures in Bergen Evan's "Dictionary Of Mythology are as familiar as the disturbing tale of Oedipus. Others may seem strange, wonderful, or chillingly macabre: Lycaon, the murderer, who is transformed into a wolf by an angry god; Cronus (Time) who devours his won children; Pan, the god of the animal in man, who fills us with overmastering fears that sweep courage and prudence aside; the hero Sigurd, who seeks a magic ring and finds a maiden. . .in a ring of fire. These tantalizing stories and dozens more make this book a perfect addition to any library, as delightful for browsing as it is essential for reference.

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Publisher Random House
Mfg Part# 9780440208488
SKU 30066803
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0440208483
Release Date 8/13/2012
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Dimensions (in Inches) 7.25H x 4.5L x 1T
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Editors Note From the ancient past come the myths that color our present. Like the symbols that haunt our dreams and guide our inner journeys, the myths of the Western world touch something deep within us, awakening old nightmares and new yearnings. Some of the gods, tales, and mythic creatures in Bergen Evan's Dictionary Of Mythology are as familiar as the disturbing tale of Oedipus. Others may seem strange, wonderful, or chillingly macabre: Lycaon, the murderer, who is transformed into a wolf by an angry god; Cronus (Time) who devours his won children; Pan, the god of the animal in man, who fills us with overmastering fears that sweep courage and prudence aside; the hero Sigurd, who seeks a magic ring and finds a maiden. . .in a ring of fire. These tantalizing stories and dozens more make this book a perfect addition to any library, as delightful for browsing as it is essential for reference.
Editors Note 1 From the familiar, disturbing tale of Oedipus to the strange story of Lycaon, the murderer who is transformed into a wolf by an angry god, to the tale of Cronus (Time) who devours his own children, the Dictionary of Mythology offers a fascinating guide to gods, demigods, quests, and legends.
Editors Note 2 From the ancient past come the myths that color our present. Like the symbols that haunt our dreams and guide our inner journeys, the myths of the Western world touch something deep within us, awakening old nightmares and new yearnings. Some of the gods, tales, and mythic creatures in Bergen Evan's Dictionary Of Mythology are as familiar as the disturbing tale of Oedipus. Others may seem strange, wonderful, or chillingly macabre: Lycaon, the murderer, who is transformed into a wolf by an angry god; Cronus (Time) who devours his won children; Pan, the god of the animal in man, who fills us with overmastering fears that sweep courage and prudence aside; the hero Sigurd, who seeks a magic ring and finds a maiden. . .in a ring of fire. These tantalizing stories and dozens more make this book a perfect addition to any library, as delightful for browsing as it is essential for reference.
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Number of Pages 0336
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