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 New Kingdom (1567–1069 BC), the pharaoh was believed to be the son of
Amun, the then ascendant god. In the great temples at Luxor, reliefs show how
Amun assumed the form of the reigning pharaoh and united with his queen, ...
The Aztecs believed that four eras, or "suns", had preceded the one in which they
lived and that, at the end of each era, its people had been destroyed. The Aztec
era was expected to end in a cataclysmic earthquake, following the return of the ...
It returned bearing the branch of an olive tree in its beak and guided the ark to
solid ground. The landing point of the ark is commonly believed to be on Mount
Ararat in northeastern Turkey. After the flood, God sent the rainbow as a promise
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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