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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All take the existence of the world largely for granted, or consider it as the initial
act of a remote creator deity; instead, origin myths play an important role. A
typical origin myth is told by the Bakairi Indians of central Brazil. It concerns the
The Fon have always regarded Mawu-Liza as a creator god, although an even
older deity called Nana Buluku is still remembered. However, at the beginning of
the present world, Mawu-Liza is said to have created both the gods of the sky and
Kothar The Canaanite smith god and servant of El, the father of the gods. Kothar
made King Aqhat a ... Kukumatz In the mythology of the Mohave Indians of North
America, a creator deity and the twin brother of Tochipa. The offspring of earth ...
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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