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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Before the rise to prominence of Osiris as the great god of the dead , Anubis was
the chief deity to whom prayers at a funeral were made . When Osiris overtook
him in importance , Anubis became a guardian of the underworld , guiding the ...
After death , Egyptian rulers were said to become Horus's father , the underworld
god Osiris . According to Galla mythology , the first men were not intended to die .
But their immortality depended upon receiving instructions from heaven .
OLOFAT - OSIRIS OSIRIS The king and judge of the dead in ancient Egypt . The
cult of Osiris became so popular in the Nile valley that it rivalled the cult of Re ,
the sun god and father of the pharaohs . a Osiris was depicted as a bearded man
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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