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Thoroughly revised and expanded, this new edition of Encyclopedia of World Mythology and Legend provides an even more extensive survey of myths, legends, and folklore. This comprehensive volume explores the folkways and beliefs of ancient, medieval, and modern cultures from around the world. Entries include:
• summaries of major myths, folktales, and fables;
• descriptions of gods, heroes, saints, demons, and other mythic figures;
• discussions of the meanings and origins of botanical, zoological, and other images and motifs; and
• information on the influence of myths and legends on art, music, and literature.
This fully revised and updated volume boasts approximately 3,000 entries, 150 of which are new; a substantially updated bibliography; hundreds of new images; a new guide to Internet sources on world mythology and legend; and more. Encyclopedia of World Mythology and Legend, Third Editionis a fascinating and invaluable resource for students of art, history, or literature, or for anyone who enjoys myths, legends, and fables.