If you enjoy reading myths and want to know more about the characters, god, animals, symbolism and cultures in which the myths are based, don't miss this excellent work.
Not only is the book filled with beautiful art, ancient relics and descriptions of all the characters you could ever wish to read about....you will know be able to look up your favorites in the wonderful index for quick reference.
The sections are divided into Western Asia, Ancient Egypt, India, China and Japan, The Classical World, Northern and Eastern Europe, The Americas, Africa, Australasia and Oceania.
If you are reading say, The Odyssey, you can look up "Poseidon, God of the Sea." You will find a description and picture.
A book that belongs in every Myth lovers collection.
You might also enjoy:
Myths and Legends by Neil Philip which has a magnificent picture of seductive sirens trying to lure Odysseus from his boat.
A First Book of Myths by Mary Hoffman for young readers
Signs & Symbols by Miranda Bruce-Mitford
~The Rebecca Review