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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Some of the characters and deeds found in the Irish and Welsh legendary cycles
carried over into Christian chivalry . The medieval church was always uneasy
about the Grail , which Joseph of Arimathea was supposed to have brought to ...
According to Christian tradition , St Nicholas was the only son of devout parents
who lived in Lycia , a Roman province ... Instead he remained in society doing
good works and showing , by his generosity , how a Christian should treat others
St Christopher The Christian patron of travellers , possibly of Canaanite
provenance . He is traditionally represented as a man of prodigious stature ,
fording a river with the aid of a staff . The saint's interest in Christianity was
aroused when he ...
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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