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
According to legend, he was born on the horizon, the child of nine giant sisters
and the great god ODIN. As a lookout, he corresponds to the Roman god JANUs.
Perhaps Heimdal's sense of duty as a lookout accounts for his being credited
According to ancient authors, barren women who visited the saint's shrines in
northern Syria were magically ... See Heroes, p.55, Saviours, p.75 According to
Christian tradition, St Nicholas was the only son of devout parents who lived in
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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