Mitos del mundo

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Featuring more than 240 myths from around the world, this fascinating, profusely illustrated compendium presents tales about gods, heroes, princesses, magicians, monsters, and animals with extraordinary powers. Organized by region into 18 distinct, mythmaking cultures, the collection spans many centuries and long distances, relating stories from the quests of Gawain in the forests of Britain and the heroism of El Cid in Spain to the gifts of the Spider Woman in North America and the scapulimancy of Mongolian shamans. What results is a treasure trove of the world’s imagination.

 

Con más de 240 relatos fantásticos de todo el mundo, este compendio fascinante y profusamente ilustrado presenta mitos de dioses, héroes, princesas, magos, monstruos y animales con poderes extraordinarios. Organizado por región en 18 culturas distintas, la colección abarca muchos siglos y largas distancias, relatando cuentos desde las aventuras de Gawain en los bosques de Britania y el heroísmo del Cid en España hasta los regalos de la mujer araña en Norteamérica y la scapulomancia de los chamanes mongoles. El resultado es un esclarecedor tesoro de la imaginación mundial.

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Tony Allan is a historian; a coauthor and consultant of the 20-volume study of comparative mythology, Myth and Mankind; and the author of several books, including The Mythic Bestiary and The Symbol Detective.

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