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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As such , it was the prize most desired by gods and demons . AMUN An Egyptian
ram - headed god and the national deity from the sixteenth century BC onward .
He is often shown as a man wearing a cap surmounted by two tall plumes .
Standing on the Floating Bridge of Heaven , they stirred the waters with a lance
which the gods had given them . A drop of water fell from its point and turned into
an island , upon which the couple made their home and created a sacred column
LOKI The trickster god of Germanic mythology and a frequent companion of the
great gods Thor and Odin . Although Loki's pranks caused the gods endless
trouble , he was also the one who rescued them from the results of their own folly
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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