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 first inhabitants had crossed from Siberia over a temporary land link during
the final stages of glaciation . By 9000 BC , their descendants had reached Tierra
del Fuego , the southern tip of South America . Migration from East Asia probably
In this Frashkart ( final renewal ) , the principle of good would be aided by
SAOSHYANT , a saviour prophet . The Babylonian chaos dragon TIAMAT and
the Hittite dragon Illuyankas were not dissimilar to Ahriman in that they constantly
The Table's final collapse resulted from a civil war rather than an AngloSaxon
attack . The disastrous quarrel between Arthur and his nephew Modred may well
echo an historic conflict . The final battle took place on a field near Salisbury .
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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