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 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 and embodied
Brut The legendary founder of Britain. He was supposed to have been the great-
grandson of AENEAs, the Trojan hero who settled in Italy. An oracle told Brut to
found a new kingdom in the island situated north of Gaul (modern France). This
Volos had both demonic and benevolent aspects, the latter being assimilated into
the legendary character of St Blaise, the third-century patron of physicians. Volos
is called Vlas or Vlassy in Russia, and in Lithuania he is called Ganyklos. ~.
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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