Mythology: An Illustrated Encyclopedia
Richard Cavendish, Trevor Oswald Ling
Random House Incorporated, 1980 - Religion - 303 pages
An illustrated survey of the world's principal myths examines each of the major mythological systems and explores such common mythological themes as creation, man and woman, flood, death, and paradise
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