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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Although it was the ferocity of the Mongol horde that brought about this final
migration, the American Indians were themselves preoccupied with the prowess
of the warrior. Young men prepared for battle by undertaking selfimposed tests.
The sheer force of European arms put the Indians permanently on the defensive.
The fundamental problem was their inability to form a united front against the
European settlers. The European powers soon learned how to turn old tribal ...
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 her
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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