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 dying-and-rising god whom the ancient Greeks may have inherited from Crete
was Dionysus, a deity associated with bulls and wine. The bull games of the
Minoans – confused in the legend of the Athenian hero Theseus with the feeding
Dionysus was usually accompanied by woodland spirits: the sileni, who were
hairy men with horse's ears, very wise but also ... These rowdy followers
protected fertility, a circumstance which suggests that Dionysus may once, like
Priapus, the son of Dionysus. Min was became a wild man of the woods. Merlin
used his magic arts to bring together the couple who were to become ARTHUR's
parents: Uther Pendragon, the English king, and Igraine, the Duchess of ...
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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