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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In the Middle Ages , the exploits of his followers , the Knights of the Round Table ,
became the standard for chivalry . Ares had no wife , although he was constantly
under the spell of APHRODITE , the goddess of love . She bore him two ...
These rowdy followers protected fertility , a circumstance which suggests that
Dionysus may once , like DEMETER , have been a deity of vegetation and
agriculture . His human followers were women known as maenads ( frenzied
ones ) .
After performing many good deeds on behalf of his followers , he held a last
supper with the closest of them and returned to heaven . At the end of the world ,
Mithras was expected to come again to judge resurrected mankind . Then , after a
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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