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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Instead , the fragments of his body were placed among the stars . There Rahu
wreaks his vengeance on the sun and moon by seeking to swallow them . Amrita
is probably identical to a sacred drink of the gods , also known as soma .
His chief claim to fame lay in the invaluable assistance he rendered the
Egyptians with the necessary rituals of embalming and mummification . The
preservation of the body of the deceased was regarded as essential for survival
after death .
Each had a vulture's body , wings and claws , and a woman's head . Insatiably
hungry , they swooped down to snatch food from tables , fouling any scraps
which remained with the stench of their breath , and were hence bringers 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