The Macmillan Illustrated Encyclopedia of Myths & Legends
Macmillan, 1989 - 260 pages
Fully indexed and containing lavish color illustrations and a wealth of line drawings, this is the most up-to-date, beautiful, and graphically useful reference of its kind on the market today.
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Daughter of the Greek god Zeus and one of the twelve great Olympian deities.
She was the virgin goddess of war and wisdom, and patroness of the arts and
crafts. Athena sprang into being fully formed and fully armed when ...
Cadmus decided to sacrifice the cow to ATHENA and sent his followers to collect
water from a nearby spring. But the spring was guarded by a dragon, or serpent,
sacred to AREs, and it ate the men alive. Cadmus then killed the creature ...
He was born of sperm dropped on the earth by HEPHAIstos, when the smith god
attempted to rape ATHENA. Athena placed Erichthonius in a basket which she
gave to the daughters of Cecrops, the Athenian king, forbidding them to open it.
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This gorgeously illustrated book is divided into three sections: essays on the role of myth in major civilizations, including non-European ones; an encyclopedia of gods and goddesses; and a micropedia ... Read full review
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