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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This isolation allowed the remarkable pantheon of the ancient Egyptians to thrive
virtually unchallenged by outside beliefs. Perhaps the most remarkable aspects
of the Egyptian pantheon were its size and diversity, from the very ruled it.
The sole survivors were the family and animals of a wise man, Atrahasis. The
ultimate supreme authority in the pantheon was An (Sumerian) or Anu (
Babylonian), whose name means “sky” The Sumerians probably believed that life
arose from ...
On a similar occasion, the Mesopotamian pantheon had elected Marduk as
champion against the she-dragon Tiamat; now the Hindu gods passed
chronology 2400 The emergence of BC civilization in the Indus valley.
Destruction of the great ...
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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