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People have always asked questions about the world they live in. How was it created? What are the conditions of our existence? What happens after we die?

These philosophical problems have resulted in the creation of myths and stories that are sometimes populated with extraordinary figures and fantastical beings with supernatural powers. The universal and enduring relevance of these stories has been depicted in sculpture and painting across cultures.

Find out about China’s mysterious Qilin and Australia’s powerful Rainbow Serpent.

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