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 Violent imagery was often employed by the Maya of Central
America in their depiction of death, which to them was as horrible as it was
unavoidable. Here the god of death, Ah Puch, is shown with a head severed from
Imana seems to coexist with the power of death. 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.
They are credited with much of creation, as well as the realization of death. In the
beginning, according to Japanese myth, there was only an ocean of chaos. Out of
this seething, boiling mass, grew a reed, which was Kunitokotachi (eternal ...
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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
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