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 Old Kingdom ( 2613–2160 BC ) , the pharaoh was believed to become
Osiris when he died , and his successor was believed to be the son of either
Horus or Re , the sun god . Horus and Re , as so often with Egyptian deities ,
were often ...
EGYPT / 2 Egyptians believed that a soul journeyed into the underworld ( right ) ,
where jackal - headed Anubis weighed it ... In the New Kingdom ( 1567–1069 BC
) , the pharaoh was believed to be the son of Amun , the then ascendant god .
All life was believed to have sprung from Nun . The Ashanti believe that each
person has a soul ( ntoro ) . They also say that everyone possesses a tiny portion
of the creator deity , a divine spark ( kra ) . Whereas everyone has the same
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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