Creatures Fantastic: The Underworld

ISBN 13: 9780789433190

Creatures Fantastic: The Underworld

 
9780789433190: Creatures Fantastic: The Underworld
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The rapacious werewolf, the untamable dragon, the mesmerizing mermaid-just a few of the fantastic creatures found in legends the world over. Now delve into the origins of these mythic creatures through dramatic re-enactments of stories from the European Middle Ages to present day India.

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Creatures Fantastic is a series of "documentary-entertainment" videos designed to give young minds a glimpse into the realm of the supernatural while providing titillating images of the monsters of legend. The Underworld presents a glimpse of death and the afterlife, touching on mythological views of heaven and hell, near-death experiences, and the like.

The Underworld makes a show of cultural plurality but actually concentrates on the most familiar aspects of mythology--Dante's vision of hell and the Greek Hades and its denizens figure prominently. The scenes are oddly organized, the narrative segueing from Hercules' battle with Cerebus to a segment on an out-of-body experience then back for more mythology. This is not a scholarly work by any means--it is a primer, briefly touching on many of the mysteries surrounding the cultural fascination with death. The Underworld might be just the thing to pique a child's interest in learning about our mythological heritage. --Brendan J. LaSalle

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