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 ...
Battles with dragons occur so often in West Asian mythology – from the examples
of MARDUK and the Babylonian shedragon TIAMAT – that it is not surprising that
the theme has carried over into Christian legend. Even an animal lover like St ...
St Anthony In Christian legend, the patron saint of basket-weavers, who was
celebrated for overcoming sATAN. In about 270, when he was twenty years old,
he retired to the Egyptian desert. He had responded to the call of Jesus, “Go and
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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