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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But as Rome developed into a city , Jupiter gradually lost his agricultural
associations and became the city god , as MARDUK did before him in ancient
Babylon . Eventually , Jupiter became the god who determined all human affairs ,
Ptah's importance rose with that of Memphis and he became patron of all arts and
crafts . PWYLL The lord of Dyfed in Wales who changed places with Arawn , king
of the underworld , for a year . The story of this strange exchange is the first ...
In Christianity he became the very embodiment of evil . SATURN An ancient
Italian god of agriculture , identified by the Romans with the Greek god Kronos .
Satan , the prince of death , was often pictured as a handsome , sinister man ,
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