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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Worship of Cybele and her castrated lover ATTIs offered the initiate entry to a
state of blessedness that was thought to endure beyond the grave. However, it
was not until the reign of the emperor Claudius AD 41–54) that Attis was
As a result, he was offered the vacant throne and married his widowed mother,
Jocasta. In time, Oedipus became aware that he had committed both patricide
and incest. The discovery drove him first to blind himself, then to wander as an
According to the Greeks, Lycaon's sons killed their brother, Nyctimus, and offered
him in a soup to zeus, who was disguised as a beggar. Zeus restored Nyctimus to
life, killed the brothers with a thunderbolt, and turned Lycaon into a wolf.
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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