Curious reader- open your mystical map and get ready to travel through time with these 21 extraordinary stories of daring and deceit, reward and punishment. Meet gods, goddesses, serpents, talking fish and clever spiders. Cavort with sea nymphs, mystical women, terrifying beasts and volcano people as you discover different tales of how the world began.
Retold by Alli Brydon and beautifully illustrated by Julia Iredale, these fascinating myths and legends will transport you to every corner of the globe and link you to the people who preserved these tales through oral tradition. The souls of ancestors, the lives of heroes, and the fates of mortals are waiting to be discovered.
Myths from Africa include:
- ''The Creation of the World'' from the Kuba people of the Democratic Republic of Congo
- ''The Tale of the Ghosts and the Flutes'' from the Beba people of Cameroon
- ''Anansi and the Box of Stories'' from the Ashanti people of present-day Ghana
Myths from Europe include:
- The Selkies from Scottish mythology
- ''Athena, Arachne and the Dueling Looms'' from Greek mythology
Myths from Asia include:
- Lord Ganesh from the Hindu pantheon
- ''Nyai Loro Kidul, Queen of the Sea'' from Indone(more...)