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 most widely universe, and was closely associated known, however, is
Anansi. with kingship. An is often depicted as a bull, whose bellowing was said to
be the thunder of the overcast sky. He may have been associated with the
Enki's mate NINHURSAGA was an earth goddess associated with the stony
margins of the desert and with birth. In the Sumerian myth of paradise they lived
together on the island of Dilmun, thought to be present-day Bahrein, in the
... the father of the gods, Odin seems to have usurped Tyr's role as a creator deity.
But, whereas Tyr was associated with law and justice, Odin was sometimes
called Bileygr (shifty-eyed) and Glapsvidir (swift in deceit). Odin also eclipsed
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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