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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Some heroes are semi-divine. ... Although the Pacific islanders regard all their
heroes as deities, they are not immortal, and Maui eventually fell victim to ... This
trickster hero was unusual in Micronesian myth in that he survived death.
hero and so sent him away to train under a famous warrior in Scotland. Having
completed his training, and experienced numerous adventures, Cuchulainn
returned to claim Emer's hand, but Forgall refused it. The enraged hero killed ...
For slaying the youth Patroclus, the lover of AcHILLEs, he was himself slain by
the hero. Afterward, the body of Hector was dragged around the walls of Troy,
behind the chariot of Achilles. Apollo had helped Hector in his duel with Achilles,
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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