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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ENLIL § Next in rank to the Sumerian sky god An, and sometimes believed to be
his son, was Enlil, the god of the air, who ... For his crime, the assembly of gods
banished him from Nippur, where his temple stood, and sentenced him to death.
In the Hindu flood myth, the great god Vishnu, incarnated as the fish Matsya,
pulled the boat of Manu (the parallel with ... When the waters subsided Matsya
gave the survivors religious instruction, so that the world could worship gods
First he raised reefs and sandbanks, then he made plants and birds and, finally,
he stationed a god at each of the cardinal points. ... 135 SEE ALSO EDAO,
LEMAN, WULLEB ology and a frequent companion of the great gods Thor and
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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