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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In comparison to the sun, the Papuans regard the moon as weak and attribute
this characteristic to the premature birth of the moon. The myth relates that a man
digging in his garden found a small bright disc and picked it up. Surprised at his ...
On the fourth attempt, they slew him. o Khonsu An ancient Egyptian moon god,
the son of AMUN and Mut, the vulture goddess. As the moon, he was a wanderer
who travelled across the sky in a boat. He was commonly represented as a
Polynesian belief 164: Sumerian beliefs 162; set in place 44 moon goddesses:
Aztec 177; Chibcha/ Muyscaya 71; Egyptian 159, Greek 87, 97, 147; Hindu 59;
Maya I 10, Pawnee Indian Io9, Roman 113 moon gods: Mamaiuran 119 Maya
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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