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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ANANSI The great trickster god of West African mythology , also known as Mr
Spider . He is renowned for his cleverness , and has several names . The most
widely known , however , is Anansi . ANTICHRIST In Christian mythology , the ...
When their birth became known , Rhea Silvia was condemned as a fallen
priestess and imprisoned . Years later , however , her sons released her from
captivity . Romulus founded the city of Rome shortly afterward . Mars was
believed to come ...
The bad - tempered boatman Charon ferried the dead across this river , or
another known as the Styx , to the care of Hades . The fare was a coin known as
an obol . Aapep The Egyptian serpent and enemy of Re , known usually by the
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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