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 two things above all others that shaped Greek civilization, and the
remarkable mythology that arose from it, were landscape and language. The
geography of Greece forced the ancient Greeks to become seafarers; no other
country in the ...
The second factor that shaped the mythology of the ancient Greeks was the
language itself. The subtlety and range of the Greek tongue encouraged
speculation about the nature of existence. Poets such as Homer, in the ninth
century BC, ...
The craggy peaks of Mount Olympus (above) in central Greece were regarded as
the seat of the gods in the Greek pantheon. A reconstructed fresco (left) from the
palace at Knossos, on Crete, depicts a charging bull in an olive grove.
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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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