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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This does not make them immortal , but they usually have superhuman strength .
... successful completion of these daunting challenges and earned him
immortality The Polynesian islands ( above ) and the islands of New Zealand
were formed ...
One day , he attained immortality by falling from a peach tree , the symbol of
eternal life . Daoist adepts were ... were made to produce an elixir of life . Another
immortal , Han Zhongli , is believed to have escaped death by taking such a
The death of this mighty man set the distraught Gilgamesh on his personal quest
for immortality . It is difficult now to ... With the help of his servant lolaus , he
burned off all the heads and buried the central , immortal head under a rock .
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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