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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Only the fate of Kingu remained to be decided by the assembly of gods. Judged
guilty of encouraging Tiamat, Kingu was killed and his blood used by Ea to create
mankind, henceforth the drudges of the gods. Marduk then allotted specific ...
However, Gilgamesh drew him into civilized living, fought him, and became his
bosom friend. They remained loyal companions, wandering in search of
adventure for the rest of Enkidu's life. The death of Enkidu set Gilgamesh on his
quest for ...
Ganymede was a beautiful youth whom ZEUS, disguised as an eagle, seduced
and carried back to Olympus. There, to HERA's great anger, he remained Zeus's
lover and became cup-bearer to the gods. To compensate Tros for the loss of his
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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