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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A legendary Greek craftsman, whose name means "cunning" or "ingenious",
Daedalus was looked upon as a great inventor. Among his best-known creations
was the Minotaur's labyrinth in Crete. He was also the father of Icarus. Daedalus's
To house it, Minos commissioned Daedalus to build a maze, the Labyrinth.
According to Athenian tradition, Minos insisted that each year nine boys and nine
girls should be sent from Athens to the Labyrinth as food for the Minotaur. One
The craftsman DAEDALUs made a decoy cow, enabling Pasiphae to satisfy her
desire. Daedalus also built the Labyrinth, into which the Athenian hero THESEUs
stole to slay the Minotaur. Minyas The legendary founder of Orchomenus, ...
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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