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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2008 AGNI In Hindu mythology , the god of fire and one of the three chief deities
of the Rig Veda , the oldest religious document surviving in India . His ancient
companions were the sky god Indra and Surya the sun god . AH PUCH The Maya
She was the goddess of healing , fire , smiths , poetry , wisdom and fertility . In the
sixth century , her generosity was inherited by St Brigit . The Voyage of Bran , an
essentially preChristian story dated to the eighth century , tells of Bran's strange ...
OLOFAT The trickster hero of Micronesian legend , Olofat gave mankind a
number of important gifts , including fire . ORESTES In Greek mythology , the son
of Clytemnestra and Agamemnon , King of Mycenae . He is infamous for having ...
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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