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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Many of the cities still had recognizable Sumerian names in later times, which
indicates a continuity of population. Similarly, despite being swamped by
successive waves of Semites, notably the Babylonians and Assyrians, the
cultural tradition ...
He changed all the women into birds and they flew to an enchanted place. 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, ...
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