Dictionary of Mythology: A Fascinating Guide To Gods, Demigods, Quests, And Legends by Bergen EvansDictionary of Mythology: A Fascinating Guide To Gods, Demigods, Quests, And Legends by Bergen Evans

Dictionary of Mythology: A Fascinating Guide To Gods, Demigods, Quests, And Legends

byBergen Evans

Mass Market Paperback | March 2, 1991

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From the ancient past come the myths that color our present.  Like the symbols that haunt our dreams and guide our inner journeys, the myths of the Western world touch something deep within us, awakening old nightmares and new yearnings.  Some of the gods, tales, and mythic creatures in Bergen Evan's Dictionary Of Mythology are as familiar as the disturbing tale of Oedipus. Others may seem strange, wonderful, or chillingly macabre:  Lycaon, the murderer, who is transformed into a wolf by an angry god; Cronus (Time) who devours his won children; Pan, the god of the animal in man, who fills us with overmastering fears that sweep courage and prudence aside; the hero Sigurd, who seeks a magic ring and finds a maiden. . .in a ring of fire.  These tantalizing stories and dozens more make this book a perfect addition to any library, as delightful for browsing as it is essential for reference.
Bergen Evans (1904–1978) was a professor of English at Northwestern University, the expert authority on The $64,000 Question, and the Peabody Award–winning host of The Last Word.
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Title:Dictionary of Mythology: A Fascinating Guide To Gods, Demigods, Quests, And LegendsFormat:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 6.83 × 4.15 × 0.84 inPublished:March 2, 1991Publisher:Random House Publishing Group

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ISBN - 10:0440208483

ISBN - 13:9780440208488

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From the familiar, disturbing tale of Oedipus to the strange story of Lycaon, the murderer who is transformed into a wolf by an angry god, to the tale of Cronus (Time) who devours his own children, the Dictionary of Mythology offers a fascinating guide to gods, demigods, quests, and legends

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