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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Before the introduction of the Chinese script in the sixth century, along with the
Buddhist faith, the Japanese were unable to set down their religious beliefs. The
well-known creation myth of Izanagi and his sister spouse Izanami, for instance, ...
Until the beginnings of European settlement in the seventeenth century, the
American continents belonged to settlers from the Asian world. The first
inhabitants had crossed from Siberia over a temporary land link during the final
stages of ...
When English and Dutch explorers first reached its shores in the eighteenth
century, they were struck by the obvious antiquity of the inhabitants, human and
animal. Both appeared to have descended undisturbed from ancient times, so
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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