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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For the Shang kings, the heavenly powers provided descendants, good harvests
and victories on the battlefield. ... priests (above) preach a family-based religion,
Indian Buddhism is more concerned with the individual. the high god of heaven.
Then, they pushed the sky away from the earth, set the sun and moon in the
heavens, and created fire from a fox's eye and ... Apparently, the sky god
Kononatoo (our maker) wanted mankind to live in heaven, but a young hunter
discovered a ...
The situation for heaven was serious, and Yahweh had to do something about it.
To prevent Nimrod adding yet more storeys to his tower and drawing even closer
to heaven, Yahweh confounded the speech of the people of Shinar: when a ...
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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