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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Ancient Mesopotamia comprised the southern end of the plain between the rivers
Tigris and Euphrates, roughly the area between modern Baghdad and Basra. ...
The genesis of Mesopotamian religion was the worship of natural phenomena.
Marduk's victory in the ensuing struggle gave the leadership of Mesopotamia to
the city of Babylon. ... Yet the Mesopotamian notion of a conflict between the
forces of order and the forces of chaos was moderate in comparison with the strict
Enkidu In Mesopotamian mythology, the rival and friend of GilgamesH, the semi-
divine king of Uruk, an important Sumerian city. Enkidu was made by the
goddess Aruru at the request of Gilgamesh's subjects, who were worn out by the
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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