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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But the Aztec exaggeration of the Toltec practice of human sacrifice brutalized the
cult of the snake-bird god, as well as those of the other deities worshipped
alongside him. In 1598 the official historian of the Indies, Antonio de Herrera, ...
KAMAPUA"A o The popular pig god of Hawaiian mythology, whose amorous and
warlike nature is the subject of many tales. Kamapua'a means "hog child" – the
deity was born with the face and body of a pig, as well as human hands and feet.
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
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