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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There the Aztec emperor Montezuma held court and levied tribute from millions of
subjects. Tenochtitlán was ... But the most striking aspect of Aztec city life was the
importance placed on religion, and especially ritual practices. Because Cortés ...
The plumed serpent Quetzalcoatl, represented on this turquoise and jade inlaid
mask (below right), was the principal god of the Aztecs. Tikal, in the heart of the
Guatemalan jungle (below), was a great ceremonial city built by the Maya
TEZCATLIPOCA D The Aztec god of the summer sun, ... The Aztec conquerors of
the Mexican plateau held Tezcatlipoca in the highest regard. He was identified
with Itzli, the stone-knife god, since the Central Americans used obsidian to make
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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