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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The geography of Greece forced the ancient Greeks to become seafarers; no
other country in the Mediterranean was so exposed to the sea. And since
Greece's rugged interior virtually closed off its mainland from the European
The craggy peaks of Mount Olympus (above) in central Greece were regarded as
the seat of the gods in the Greek pantheon. A reconstructed fresco (left) from the
palace at Knossos, on Crete, depicts a charging bull in an olive grove.
One of the famous heroes of ancient Greece, and the founder of the city of
Thebes in Boeotia, in central Greece. Cadmus was the son of Agenor, King of
Tyre, and brother of EUROPA. When Europa was abducted by zEUs in the shape
of a bull ...
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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