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 first the Sumerians seem to have imagined some of these forces in animal form
, but in later times the human form came to be preferred as a way to represent the
gods . Gradually , the gods drew closer to mankind and moved into the ...
Despairing at the enormity of the forces Tiamat had ranged against them , the
gods elected Marduk as their absolute ruler and champion . Marduk's victory in
the ensuing struggle gave the leadership of Mesopotamia to the city of Babylon .
Her skirt was composed of snakes always used for evil ends – the Indian and her
necklace of hearts torn from monkey god , Hanuman , for example , sacrificial
victims , severed hands and a uses his subtle wit to aid the forces of skull .
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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