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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... greatest of all sages . The sages themselves are often called " the mind - born
sons of Brahma ” . a Apart from the gods , the wise and the elements , the world is
consumed by fire at each end of a kalpa , after which Brahma restores creation .
However , the last born was Kazutsuchi , the god of fire , who burned Izanami so
badly while she was giving birth to him that she died . But even in death she was
creative , since from her vomit , urine and excrement other gods were born .
Hearing that a child had been born who was to be ruler of the Jews , Herod ,
fearing competition , ordered his men to slaughter all young children in the
neighbourhood of Bethlehem , where Jesus was born . However , Joseph and
Mary fled to ...
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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