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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To cope with this unpleasant feeling, the god distracted himself with games of
creation. First he raised reefs and sandbanks, then he made plants and birds and
, finally, he stationed a god at each of the cardinal points. Thinking that he had ...
In the beginning Ta'aroa, like the original Chinese giant PANKU, slept alone
inside a cosmic egg until he was ready to start the process of creation. Then he
cracked the shell and emerged. Although Ta'aroa was glad to have wakened, the
This is a paradoxical creation story in that the chaos monster, though slain and
dismembered, remains the body of the world, while the blood of her mate is
manifest in its inhabitants, mankind. West Asian mythology is full of malevolent ...
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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