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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At the command of MINOS, the Cretan king, Daedalus designed and built the
labyrinth as a home for the Minotaur. This monstrous creature, half man and half
bull, was born of the strange love of Pasiphae, Minos's queen, for a bull. Minos
See also Craftsmen and Smith Gods, p.154 Minerva, depicted in her warlike form
MINOS . Minos, the legendary king of Crete, MITHRA - The Iranian god of light
and justice, and was famed as a law-giver and appears the guardian of the ...
His name means “the bull of Minos", and refers to the creature's parentage: he
was the offspring of Pasiphae, the wife of Minos, and a bull sent from the sea by
PoseidoN. The craftsman DAEDALUs made a decoy cow, enabling Pasiphae to ...
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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