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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Thus the world was once again bathed in light , evil forces shrank away , and
quietness returned . As a punishment , the gods made Susanowo shave off his
beard , confiscated his property , and banished him . His subsequent wanderings
ARTHUR The once - and - future king , Arthur was probably a fifth - or sixth -
century Romanized British chieftain around whom a cycle of heroic tales has
collected . In the Middle Ages , the exploits of his followers , the Knights of the
Once their work was done , these ancestral deities sank once more into sleep .
Aboriginal ... One aboriginal group , the Binbinga , remember how the snake
Bobbibobbi once sent a number of flying foxes for men to eat . But these large
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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