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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Said to have sprung from a golden egg which floated in the primeval waters,
Brahma's creation, as the first god, ... of an upsurge of consciousness, a welling
up of the primeval essence, the unconditioned, self-existent substance (brahman)
So, working with sand and water, Nareau created two primeval beings. From their
union sprang the gods – Te Ikawai (the oldest), Nei Marena (the woman between
), Te Nao (the wave), Na Kika (octopus lord), Ruki (the eel), and a multitude of ...
The name “Khmun" derives from eight primeval frog- and snake-headed deities. It
was believed that within NUN, the primeval waters, swam these eight deities,
who personified infinity, darkness and all that is hidden. But to explain how the ...
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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
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