9780754819578

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of American Indian Mythology

  • ISBN 13:

    9780754819578

  • ISBN 10:

    0754819574

  • Edition: Illus.
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 03/30/2010
  • Publisher: Natl Book Network

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Summary

An instantly accessible A-to-Z format provides concise, easy-to-locate entries on more than 600 key characters, enabling the reader to discover who is who in the mythology of the Americas. The book is divided into three sections: North American mythology, Mesoamerican Mythology and South American Mythology. Each section focuses on the mythology of these distinct civilizations and regions.Within each section special illustrated feature spreads focus on unifying themes, such as Life, Death and the Afterlife; Creation Myths; Monsters and Demons; Star Knowledge; and Sacred Landscapes. Aimed at readers of all ages, this book is a rich source of information for learning about and understanding the myths and religions of the indigenous inhabitants of the American continents.

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