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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CHRONOLOGY The Hittites were also influenced by Canaanite myths . The
carving of a Hittite fertility goddess ( below ) was found at Çatal Hüyük in Turkey .
Another Hittite carving ( far below ) shows worshippers propitiating their gods .
L ove and fertility The powers of love , and of fertility , assure the future of
humanity . Love goddesses are therefore prominent throughout mythology .
Aphrodite , the Greek goddess of love , was unfaithful to her husband and bore
the children ...
Her strong association with fertility is emphasized by the fact that her brother
Xochipilli appears to be her lover . It is likely that Xochipilli was connected with
the two deities of corn , the maize god Cinteotl and the flayed god XIPETOTEC .
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