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Mythology - An Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Principal Myths and Religions of the World - Richard Cavendish I found this on the bargain table at Barnes and Noble the other day. It was a good purchase.

Mythology is a lavishly illustrated collection of myths and religious tidbits from many different cultures. The table of contents lists Asia, the Middle East, The West, Africa, The Americas, and the Pacific as the territories covered. It's not often you see Buddhism, Voodoo, and Incan myths in the same volume but they're just a sampling of what's within.

I bought this book as a writing resource and I'm not disappointed in the slightest. I'd recommend this to any fantasy writer looking for new ideas rather than drawing from the Tolkien well for the thousandth time. That well's nearly dry and has been shat in quite a few times over the years...