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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Mankind was created from two trees on the seashore, or from two logs of
driftwood, which were whittled into shape. Then each of Bor's sons gave mankind
certain gifts: Odin bestowed the soul; Vili, understanding and the emotions; and
Ve, the ...
They are credited with much of creation, as well as the realization of death. In the
beginning ... of water fell from its point and turned into an island, upon which the
couple made their home and created a sacred column. The couple walked ...
The story of present shape and created its inhabiwith that of Memphis and he
became this strange exchange is the first tale in tants. patron of all arts and crafts.
- Ptah was depicted as a mummified man with a shaven or bound head, holding
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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