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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Every gift I have given to mankind " , Ormazd told the prophet , " has been
counterbalanced by an evil present from Ahriman . He is the author of unrest ,
misfortune and death . It was he who started the unhappy practice of burying or
At Armageddon , so the Bible's Book of Revelation predicts , there will be a battle
between the forces of good and evil in the presentday state of Israel . In Hindu
cosmology , cycles of creation and destruction alternate in an almost endless ...
In Christianity he became the very embodiment of evil . SATURN An ancient
Italian god of agriculture , identified by the Romans with the Greek god Kronos .
Satan , the prince of death , was often pictured as a handsome , sinister man ,
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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