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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Both appeared to have descended undisturbed from ancient times , so they
seemed like ' living fossils ” . There were strange ... There is , indeed , nothing in
their mythology to suggest that they ever lived outside the continent . Instead , the
On the shore of one of these primeval islands lived two underdeveloped beings
known as Rella - manerinja ( two grown together ) . These semi - men were so
primitive that they had closed eyes and ears , a small hole in place of a mouth ...
The couple lived in a house built on stilts so that , when dangerous monsters
threatened them , they simply pulled up the ladder to their front door . The house
was a miniature version of the creator god Wele's heavenly abode . In due course
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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