by Alexander Eliot.McGraw-Hill. $34.95. Mr. Eliot has been aided by an adroit crew in the preparation of this huge, heavily illustrated compendium of myths, which come from all over the world and are presented by type rather than source– all creation myths in one section, quests in another, monsters in a third, and so forth. The system is novel, and provocative in the parallels that spring easily to the reader’s notice. It also makes pursuit of a single pantheon very♦ complicated indeed. Index, sources, reading list.