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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According to the Warrau Indians of Guyana, people arrived on earth by accident.
Apparently, the sky god Kononatoo (our maker) wanted mankind to live in
heaven, but a young hunter discovered a hole in the sky and descended to the
The only good thing in it was Hope, which lay at the very bottom. One day,
against her husband's advice, Pandora opened the jar and released ruin into the
world. According to another version of the myth, the jar contained everything that
Less well known is St George's power to fertilize barren women. According to
ancient authors, barren women who visited the saint's shrines in northern Syria
were magically impregnated by him. Battles with dragons occur so often in West ...
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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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