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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Monumental temple complexes such as Karnak (left), on the banks of the Nile,
testify to the glory and MEDIERRANEAN splendour of ancient Egypt and the
dynasties that A sunset over the jutting peaks of the pyramids (far right)
Great pyramid of Khufu built at Giza. Hyksos invaders conquer the Nile delta.
Expulsion of the Hyksos. Tuthmosis III becomes pharaoh and Egyptian power
abroad reaches its peak. Akhenaten's religious reforms plunge the country into
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. Serapis was
portrayed as a man with curly hair and a beard, wearing a corn-measure on his ...
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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
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