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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CHINA The present - day Chinese belong to the oldest surviving the high god of
heaven . The unworthiness of a ruler was civilization in the world . Although the
Shang kings founded thought to be reflected in natural phenomena , when "
1 CHRONOLOGY The Chinese Buddhist goddess of mercy Kuanyin ( below ) , is
unwilling to enter Nirvana because of her awareness of worldly suffering ... 1650
– Shang dynasty and the 1027 emergence of civilization in northern China .
Only in Vietnam did Chinese political and religious ideas take root firmly , as a
result of centuries of occupation . ... The closeness of the Vietnamese relationship
with ancient China has stamped itself on Vietnamese myth , and the earliest ...
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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