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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Forget about your quarrel with the demons, and seek their assistance in churning
from the ocean a precious drink. Collect plants and herbs, cast them into the sea
of milk; then, taking the great snake Vasukias a cord, use a mountain, which I ...
acred Mountains The exact siting of heaven has always preoccupied mankind.
Favourite locations have been the sky or the top of a mountain, but some peoples
have chosen to build houses for gods, such as the ziggurats of Mesopotamia, ...
Fuji Hime In Shinto legend, an immortal princess who lives on Fujiyama, the
sacred mountain of Japan. She is able to make trees blossom and is traditionally
represented with a sprig of wisteria in her hand. The troubles of medieval Japan ...
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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