How the World Began Creation in Myths and Legends by Gilly Cameron Cooper


How the World Began Creation in Myths and Legends by Gilly Cameron Cooper

Here, discover how different cultures believe the world was made and why they think it is the way it is. This book features over 75 fabulous fine-art illustrations of gods and heroes of myths and legends, and photographs of real-life locations and artefacts. Creation myths from all over the world have been collected in one volume so that you can compare the beliefs of different cultures. Astonishing coincidences between stories and amazing facts are highlighted in information panels, and the most enduring stories of all time are retold for a new generation. This exciting book gathers together myths and legends from every corner of the globe. All the key themes of creation are portrayed with beautiful fine-art illustrations, which are sure to fire a child's imagination. The creation myths range from the Titans and Olympian gods of ancient Greece to the Dreamtime of the Aboriginal peoples. It is a comprehensive introduction to these wonderful stories of how the world began, divided into regions including Europe, Africa and the Pacific.

About the Author

Gilly Cameron Cooper is a former journalist who turned to editing and writing illustrated reference books for adults and children, covering a whole spectrum of subjects, but particularly history, natural history, and plant and garden history. In her extensive travelling, she has always taken an interest in local history and traditions, and as editor of a magazine in Greece, wrote many articles on classical sites and the myths and rituals associated with them.

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48 pages


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Publication date

2nd February 2006



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