1st issued as an Oxford University Press paperback in 2000.. Originally published: Legends of the earth, sea, and sky. Santa Barbara, Calif.: ABC-CLIO, c1998.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -250) and indexes.
Part 1 Introduction: The will of the gods. -- Part 2 Dictionary of nature myths. -- Appendix
'A richly multicultural introduction to the world of nature as experienced by ancient peoples, the Dictionary of Nature Myths is a unique addition to mythological literature. In over 360 entires that focus on natural forces and the gods and goddess who rule them, Tamra Andrews discusses stories from cultures around the globe, varied and vivid tales of an animated universe moved by supernatural powers. Her handy volume is comprehensive and fully cross-referenced, and contains a lengthy bibliography and an innovative guide to primary sources.'