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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An earth goddess in ancient Greece, and specifically the goddess of the
fruitfulness of the land. Demeter means “mother earth". She had several consorts,
including Zeus and Poseidon. Demeter was associated with corn, the staple food
of the ...
The first divine pair, Ouranos and Gaia, representing the sky and the earth, could
be separated only by this desperate act. The primeval birth of the Erinyes set
them apart from the rest of the immortals. Even their names have an implacable ...
The biblical survivor of the flood which was sent to cleanse the earth of corruption
. The story of this Hebrew patriarch is heavily influenced by earlier flood myths. In
Genesis, God made a conscious decision to destroy mankind. Grieving at 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