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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Ireland . The adventures of legendary kings form the third cycle . These rulers
frequently fought each other , giving the war goddess Morrigan ample opportunity
to litter the battlefield with dead . Morrigan was imagined as a crow or a raven
Bue The legendary hero of the Gilbert Islands . He was the son of a woman who
had been magically impregnated by the sun god . Like the Polynesian hero maui
, he had a whole series of adventures . But he was most remembered for the ...
William Tell The legendary Swiss hero who led his country against Austria . The
Austrian governor Gessler ordered Tell to shoot at an apple placed on his son's
head . Tell hit the apple with his first arrow . He then told Gessler that , if his first ...
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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