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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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
SEE ALSO EA, KINGU eInCon S The demons of mythology are personifications
of the forces of evil, possibly with the power to punish wrongdoers. Demons may
take a “human" form or be represented as animals or as monsters. Kali's demonic
SATAN f In the Old Testament, the word Satan originally meant adversary.
However, from the third century BC onward, the Devil was developed as a
separate entity in apocryphal literature. In Christianity he became the very
embodiment of evil ...
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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