The Millennium Book of Myth & Story

From all cultures down through the ages have come stories that seek to explain how the world as we know it began, and how it will end; the sources of human conflict; the unseen forces as well as the unwritten rules that govern human behaviour and destiny. There are stories from many parts of the world about such recurring themes as a long sleep, a descent into an underworld, the quest for the unreachable, and the ultimate: search for the Holy Grail. Such archetypal stories arose from the same creative energy that produces all great literature. This book is a resevoir of such stories drwn from many different cultures.

Illustrated by John Winch
Written by Maurice Saxby
published by Millennium Books , Australia. 1997
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