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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Gilgamesh was an alert, vigorous and strong king and the son of a god. At the
start of the Gilgamesh epic he is presented as being so energetic that he wore his
people out. They appealed to the gods, who created a companion for him, a man
Enkidu In Mesopotamian mythology, the rival and friend of GilgamesH, the semi-
divine king of Uruk, an important Sumerian city. Enkidu was made by the
goddess Aruru at the request of Gilgamesh's subjects, who were worn out by the
The brother of INANNA, Utu refused to help her when she wanted to cut down a
sacred tree and so GilgamesH helped her instead. Utu made the ground swallow
up everything fashioned from the tree's timber, because he disapproved of the ...
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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