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Mythical Creatures

Legends and myths are full of impossible creatures and strange beasts, from the half-human, half-lion sphinx of ancient Egypt to fire-breathing dragons to mermaids in the oceans. Although stories of these cr… (See Below for Full Description)
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Legends and myths are full of impossible creatures and strange beasts, from the half-human, half-lion sphinx of ancient Egypt to fire-breathing dragons to mermaids in the oceans. Although stories of these creatures date back to the earliest history of humanity, they are no less fascinating or popular today as a steady stream of books, games, movies, television shows, and other media revisit their stories and reinterpret the myths.

But what lies behind these myths and legends? Did these bizarre animals once exist in ancient times, inspiring the accounts and stories that have kept them alive? Or do these creatures large and small reflect the characteristics of the cultures in which they were created? Mythical Creatures describes many of the famous beasts of fable and legend and looks at their possible origins while recounting the tales that have kept them famous for millennia.

Chapters include:

  • Mixed-Up Monsters
  • Heroic Horses: Pegasus to Unicorns
  • Fabled Flyers
  • Flying Flame Shooters: Dragons of the World
  • Denizens of the Deep
  • Creatures to Look Up To: Giants.

Additional Info

ISBN-13 978-0-7910-9394-8
ISBN-10 791093948
eBook ISBN 978-1-4381-2798-9
Bundle Options Individual
Language English
Publisher Infobase Learning
From the Series Mysteries, Legends, and Unexplained Phenomena
Author Linda S. Godfrey; Consulting Editor: Rosemary Ellen Guiley
Publication Date 8/1/2009
Book's Binding Hardcover
Imprint Chelsea House
Specifications Full-color and black-and-white photographs and illustrations. Sidebars. Timeline. Endnotes. Further resources. Glossary. Index.
Available Formats Print & eBook

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