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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She was portrayed as a cow , a woman with the head of a cow , or as a woman
with cow's horns and a sun disc on her head , and sometimes took the form of Isis
. Hakawau rose to fame by overcoming the magic head of the rival sorcerers ...
Only her head forced its way through the strands and it was so contorted with fury
that her husband immediately chopped it off with his axe . The headless body
pursued the Indian , while the severed head rolled after the children . One of the ...
She was commonly represented as a tile , or brick , with a woman's head ; the
reason was that Egyptian women traditionally squatted on a brick during
childbirth . Mictlantecuhtli The Aztec god of death and the ruler of the underworld
( mictlan ) ...
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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