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 rise to prominence of Osiris as the great god of the dead , Anubis was
the chief deity to whom prayers at a funeral were made . When Osiris overtook
him in importance , Anubis became a guardian of the underworld , guiding the ...
Her descent into the underworld is the oldest version of the universal myth about
the journey of souls from the land of the living to the land of the dead . Even
though the ideas about Imana were recorded only relatively recently , they have
QUETZALCOATL - RE RASHNU In ancient Iranian mythology , Rashnu was the
judge of the dead , together with Mithra , the son of the supreme deity Ahura
Mazdah . RE The sun god of the ancient Egyptians ( also known as Ra ) and the
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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