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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At the beginning of the first era , Quetzalcoatl had created human beings from the
bones of the dead which he had brought from the underworld and sprinkled with
his blood . He also gave them knowledge of agriculture and handicrafts .
Kamapua'a means " hog child " – the deity was born with the face and body of a
pig , as well as human hands and feet . He seems to have survived several
attempts on his life as an infant , some possibly by his parents . But once he had
In the beginning , he entrusted three calabashes to a honeybird with the
instruction that he should take them to the first human beings , but only allow
them to open two of them . These two calabashes contained seeds . The third
calabash was ...
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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