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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The genesis of Mesopotamian religion was the worship of natural phenomena .
At first the Sumerians seem to have imagined some of these forces in animal form
, but in later times the human form came to be preferred as a way to represent ...
Three years later , the flock of birds returned to Ulster and changed back into
Dechtire and her handmaidens . Shortly afterward , Dechtire gave birth to
Cuchulainn , whom she persuaded her husband to accept as his own . Lugh's
Its origin is sometimes said to be the emerald which satan dropped on his fall
from heaven and which was later fashioned into a chalice . Joseph of Arimathea
used the Grail to gather some blood from Jesus ' pierced side at the Crucifixion .
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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