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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The present-day Chinese belong to the oldest surviving civilization in the world.
Although the Shang kings founded the first state in northern China around 1650
BC, more than a millennium later than the civilizations of Egypt and Mesopotamia
The Chinese Buddhist goddess of mercy Kuanyin (below), is unwilling to enter
Nirvana because of her awareness of worldly suffering. 22052197 1650– 102.7
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GUAN DI The unusual Chinese war god, whose chief concern is preventing
rather than waging war. Guan Di remains a popular figure in Chinese folklore,
although his role as the deity of war has disappeared in China. His continued
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