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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As the moment approached for the birth of Buddha, earthquakes and miracles
testified to his divine ancestry. His mother, Maya, queen of a small kingdom on
the modern Indo-Nepalese border, dreamed that she saw Siddhartha, the future ...
She was swallowed at birth by her father, who feared that his children would
overthrow him. Only Zeus escaped this fate, through the cunning of his mother
Rhea and his grandmother Gaia. Having defeated Kronos, and forced him to
yield up ...
Seeing the afflictions suffered by mankind, Mithras came down to earth, where
his birth was witnessed on 25 December by shepherds. After performing many
good deeds on behalf of his followers, he held a last supper with the closest of
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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
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