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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Their chief deity was Indra , a storm god whose weapon was the thunderbolt . ...
While the surviving evidence is not large , the archaeological finds at Harappa
and Mohenjo - daro suggest that other deities , such as Devi , the mother
HUITZILOPOCHTLI The chief deity of the Aztecs , who ruled Mexico in the
fourteenth and fifteenth centuries . His " blue hummingbird on the left ” . ICTINIKE
The adventurous trickster god and son of the sun god in the mythology of the
The deity descends from the bodhisattva AVALOKITESVARA . In Japan ,
Kwannon appears as both a male and a female figure . Some representations of
the deity possess 1,000 eyes , 11 heads , and occasionally even the head of a
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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