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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Mysterious deities such as Raven and Coyote fall into perspective when it is
realized that the North American Indians believed that animals were the original
inhabitants of the continent, and that they were exactly the same as human
He was the cause of creation, the motive for original sin. His names include
Dipaka (inflamer), Gritsa (sharp), MARA (destroyer), Mayi (deluder), Ragavrinta (
stalk of passion), and Titha (fire). Unlike other love gods, Kama is bodiless. This
Utu In ancient Sumer, the original heartland of Mesopotamia, a righteous sun god
who guarded justice. He was the judge of gods and men during the day, and at
night he judged disputes among the dead in the underworld. The brother of ...
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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