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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The passionate embrace of the Greek deities Gaia and Ouranos had the same
effect. Rejecting the suggestion that they should slay both parents, the
imprisoned gods and goddesses eventually forced Rangi and Papa apart. (Later
The first divine pair, Ouranos and Gaia, representing the sky and the earth, could
be separated only by this desperate act. The primeval birth of the Erinyes set
them apart from the rest of the immortals. Even their names have an implacable ...
The Titans (giants) were the cleverest offspring of Gaia and Ouranos, the first
divine pair. Although Kronos was the youngest Titan, his rebellion against
Ouranos led to him becoming king. All Ouranos's children were imprisoned in
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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