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 archetypal fertility deity is found. for instance, in prehistoric carvings of the
mother goddess. These figurines, with their ballooning breasts, thighs and
buttocks leave no doubt as to the purpose of worship. Without fertile women, no
An earth goddess in ancient Greece, and specifically the goddess of the
fruitfulness of the land. Demeter means “mother earth". She had several consorts,
including Zeus and Poseidon. Demeter was associated with corn, the staple food
of the ...
The moon goddess Selene fell in love with Endymion and bore him fifty
daughters. Then, because she could not accept the idea of his death, she made
him sleep for ever in a cave, eternally young and handsome. Alternatively, zEus,
asked by ...
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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