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 embodied energy and force rather than
the calm of divine authority. His name means “lord of the wind", and he was ...
In the Hindu flood myth, the great god Vishnu, incarnated as the fish Matsya,
pulled the boat of Manu (the parallel with Noah) to the safety of the Himalayan
peaks. When the waters subsided Matsya gave the survivors religious instruction,
To cope with this unpleasant feeling, the god distracted himself with games of
creation. First he raised reefs and sandbanks, then he made plants and birds and
, finally, he stationed a god at each of the cardinal points. Thinking that he had ...
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