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 animal - man , painted on the wall of a cave or carved in stone , is another ... Imitating animals is evident in the initiation rites of African peoples ...
African masks , such as this one from the Bapende of Zaire ( above ) , often represent animals ' heads , the part of the animal believed to hold its power .
Each ntoro group had its own legends and favourite animals . For example , the clever group revered the snake . Once upon a time , the first pair of this ...
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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