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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In the Babylonian creation myth, the salt waters of the earth take the form of a she
-dragon called TIAMAT. Tiamat was deeply resentful of the power of the other
gods in the pantheon and vowed to destroy them. She gathered together a ...
Thoth records the fate of the dead : 1 o TIAMAT The Babylonian she-dragon of
chaos. Tiamat represented the salt-water ocean, as opposed to the sweet waters
of Abzu, an underground reservoir in ancient Mesopotamia. In the creation epic ...
The monstrous serpents in Tiamat's army were turned into statues, which
decorated Ea's temple. Only the fate of Kingu remained to be decided by the
assembly of gods. Judged guilty of encouraging Tiamat, Kingu was killed and his
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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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