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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... universe was divided between Zeus and his two brothers Poseidon and Hades
, Zeus was given the sky to rule, Poseidon the sea, and Hades the underworld.
Mount Olympus (the seat of the gods in Thessaly) and the earth were regarded
A daughter of Ares, born of a mortal woman, was raped on the slopes of the
Acropolis in Athens by Halirrhothius, one of the sons of the sea god PoseidoN.
When Ares killed Halirrhothius on the spot, Poseidon, in revenge, had him tried at
The issue of the succession was settled when, having prayed for a divine sign,
POSEIDON sent Minos a magnificent bull from the sea. However, because Minos
neglected to sacrifice the bull, Poseidon cursed him, causing his wife, Pasiphae,
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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
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