The Dictionary of Mythology: An A-Z of Themes, Legends and Heroes (Hardcover)
Who was Artemis and what part did she play in the battle of the Giants? Who was the whale-monster Qaqwaii and how did he hunt his prey?This dictionary of mythology is a wonderful and invaluable reference guide to the various myths and legends from across the globe. Dip into this A-Z guide to discover the names of devious gods, enchanted objects and ancient cities, as well as the cultures that these tales originate from. These myths are taken not only from the familiar Greek, Roman and Norse traditions but also Mesopotamian, Haitian, Tibetan, Native American and many more. Painstakingly researched over 25 years, this incredible resource provides more than just scholarly information but also showcases the staggering creativity and imagination of our ancient belief systems. This beautiful hardback edition is presented in a handsome slipcase, making a perfect collectable or gift for any mythology enthusiasts.
After a career as a professional soldier, engineer and surveyor, J. A. Coleman retired in 1986 and devoted his time to 'playing with words'. He was the author of a variety of books, including The Complete Guide to Cryptic Crosswords, The Beginner's Guide to Crosswords, Crossword Dictionary and Wordmaster Dictionary.