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.
Others are ordinary men who achieve fame through feats of remarkable courage
and daring. The Polynesian islands (above) and the islands of New Zealand ...
The water of eternal life in Hindu mythology (amrita means “non-dead" or “
immortal"). As such, it was the prize most desired by gods and demons. Long ago
, the sky god INDRA was cursed by a short-tempered sage called Durvasas ...
Hsien In Chinese Daoism, an immortal being who has partaken of the elixir of life.
There are three categories of hsien: celestial immortals or tian hsien, who inhabit
the airy void; terrestrial immortals called ti hsien, who inhabit the mountains ...
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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
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