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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... Osiris when he died, and his successor was believed to be the son of either
Horus or Re, the sun god. Horus and Re, as so often with Egyptian deities, were
often EGYPT/2 indistinguishable, especially when Horus wore the solar disc. In.
The mythical messenger bird of the HORUS ... After death, Egyptian rulers were
said to become Horus's father, the underworld god Osiris. Horus's mother was
Isis, the sister and wife of OSIRIs. He was conceived by magical means.
He also aided the goddess in protecting her son HORUS, who she had
conceived of the slain Osiris by magical means, reviving him for long enough for
him to impregnate her. In the lengthy struggle between Seth and Horus, in which
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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