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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NORTH AMERICA Shamans , or medicine - men ( above ) , act as interpreters
and intermediaries between people and the spirits , in matters of hunting , the
weather , battle and misfortune , and are always key figures in North American
CHRONOLOGY 40,000 Ancestors of the Indians BC cross to the continent from
East Asia . ... 1612 John Rolfe , husband of the Indian girl Pocahontas , is the first
man to grow tobacco in Virginia 1620 The Mayflower reaches New England .
A typical origin myth is told by the Bakairi Indians of central Brazil . It concerns the
twin heroes Keri and Kame , sons of the jaguar spirit Oka . After swallowing two
bones , Oka's wife became pregnant , causing her enraged mother - inlaw to kill ...
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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