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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Even before his birth, it was prophesied that Achilles would be greater than his
father. For this reason, neither zEus, the king of the gods, nor his brother
PoseidoN, dared to pursue the beautiful Thetis, the hero's mother. Instead, the
The Achilles in his prowess as a warrior. many myths that surround her form the
Although he commanded only twelve ships in the expedition led by Agamemnon
against Troy, Ajax was such a dedicated fighter that his contingent of warriors ...
The second lover of zEus, she bore him the Horae (Hours) and the Moirai (Fates).
o Thetis The immortal mother of the ancient Greek hero Achilles. She was a sea
nymph beloved by both POSEIDON and zEUs. Since it was prophesied that her ...
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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