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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4 A sunset over the jutting peaks of the pyramids ( far right ) encapsulates key
aspects of ancient Egyptian life . Countless myths were ... The Nile ( below ) , the
lifeline of Egypt , inspired so much of Egyptian mythology . Its annual flood and
1467 Tuthmosis in becomes pharaoh and Egyptian power abroad reaches its
peak . 1367 Akhenaten's religious reforms ... 332 Alexander the Great conquers
Egypt 305 Ptolemy i Soter becomes King of Egypt . 30 Death of Cleopatra and ...
SERAPIS The state god of Egypt during the Macedonian occupation , from 305 to
30 BC . He was introduced by the first Greek ruler of Egypt , Ptolemy I Soter , " the
saviour " , who hoped to link the traditions of Egyptian and Greek mythology .
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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