1st American ed. - London ; New York : DK Pub., 2007.
352 p. : col. ill. ; 23 cm.
World myths, gods, heroes, creatures and mythical places are revealed. ""Eyewitness Companions" offer an essential reference library, perfect for novices or anyone who just wants to know more about their favourite pastime." - Heyday. Undertake a quest of discovery - and learn about some of the greatest myths and characters the world has ever known - without leaving your armchair. Get the story behind famous tales, from Greek mythology to the lesser known myths from the Americas, Oceania and Africa. Enjoy timeless epics vividly retold and beautifully illustrated, from creation myths to tales of heroism. Plus, come face-to-face with gods and monsters in the who's who of characters from mythmaking cultures. It takes a fresh and exciting look at the great stories, epics, and legends of the past. (source: Nielsen Book Data)