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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HERA The sister and wife of Zeus, the chief HERACLES * 5) The great hero of
the Greeks, and god of the ancient Greeks. She was possibly once lord of Tiryns,
an ancient principally a mother goddess. The daughter of KRONOS and Rhea, ...
But Hera was furious that Heracles should have such luck, and stirred up the
Amazons against him. In the desperate fight that followed, Hippolyta was killed by
the hero. The tenth labour took Heracles to Spain. His target there was the herd
ZEUs tried to rape lo, whereupon his wife HERA changed her into a white heifer
and set the hundred-eyed monster Argus to watch over her. However, HERMEs
killed Argus while the monster was sleeping. Hera then sent a gadfly to torment Io
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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