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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GAWAIN GHEDE eath The only certainty of human existence , death permeates
all mythologies . Anxiety about what death itself actually entails has inspired
numerous different myths reflecting various attitudes , from abject fear to
He keeps the cycle of life going , sustaining fertility and holding the malevolent
spirits of the dead at arm's length , while at the same time death raids the earth ,
carrying away people's souls . The origin of death is recounted in a story of a
They are credited with much of creation , as well as the realization of death .
Suuuuus For the Maya Indians of Central America , the author of the flood was
the goddess Ixchel . It was she who poured the torrential rain of a tropical
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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