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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That night , Belshazzar was killed by Iranian forces in the sack of Babylon . The
year was ... As the triumphant Cuchulainn was carrying her away , a loyal retainer
of her slain husband managed to kill Blathnat by dragging her over a precipice .
According to the Greeks , Lycaon's sons killed their brother , Nyctimus , and
offered him in a soup to Zeus , who was disguised as a beggar . Zeus restored
Nyctimus to life , killed the brothers with a thunderbolt , and turned Lycaon into a
During the siege of Troy , Paris killed ACHILLES by lodging a poisonous arrow in
his heel , and was himself slain by Philoctetes , one of Helen's suitors before her
marriage to Menelaus . Patala In Hindu mythology , the infernal underworld ...
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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