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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The Dunsun of northern Borneo say that their ancestors would not listen to a god
who showed them the way to be immortal, and among the Australian aborigines
death is often regarded as a divine punishment for ingratitude. The Bagobo ...
Whereas everyone has the same divine spark, the soul reflects individual
character and the inheritance each of us owes to our parents. This idea of a dual
spirit – part divine, part human – is very old indeed. In earlier times the Ashanti
... son of 89 disaster, Hindu gods of 32 discus 163; fiery 74 disease, introduction
of 44; Tibetan belief 120 Dives 195 divination: Chinese 34, Greek god of 65
divine doctor, Hindu 59 divine residences: Babylonian 126; Borneo 39;
Canaanite 18, ...
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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