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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Whatever the truth, the visit was something of a watershed in human
consciousness, for Thales had started to reach judgements according to what
was observed and to ignore inherited views about the nature of the gods. More
critical still was ...
They have resisted conversion both to Islam and Christianity, maintaining a belief
in a world of spirits linked closely to natural phenomena. According to Bagobo
tradition, the land of the dead, Gimokodan, lies below the earth and is divided
KAMAPUA"A o The popular pig god of Hawaiian mythology, whose amorous and
warlike nature is the subject of many tales. Kamapua'a means "hog child" – the
deity was born with the face and body of a pig, as well as human hands and feet.
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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