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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Another feature of Papuan belief is the modern cargo cult that first arose in
Vailala after the First World War. It consists of ecstatic possession and promises
its devotees marvellous gifts from a ship crewed by the ancestral spirits. The
founder of ...
However, as the cult of Tammuz moved westward to Greece, the title was
misinterpreted as the god's name. Worship of Adonis flourished in Canaan,
particularly in the city of Byblos, which boasted his greatest temple. Phoenician
settlers took ...
... unmatched skill in the magic arts. “Isis" is a Greek rendering of the Egyptian
name "Ast". Her cult was widespread in the Greco-Roman world where, together
with Osiris, she became the focus of a mystery cult that was very popular before
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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