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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He is commonly represented as a young man, seated on a white elephant with
six tusks and holding a lotus flower. Fugenbosatsu was of ... She is able to make
trees blossom and is traditionally represented with a sprig of wisteria in her hand.
Kama The brilliant Hindu god of love who was married to Rati, the goddess of
sexual passion. Kama presides over the heavenly nymphs, the Apsaras, and, like
the Greek Eros and the Roman Amor or Cupid, is represented with a bow (made
Khepra In ancient Egypt, a god who represented the rising sun. He was self-
created, born of his own substance, and therefore an original creator deity.
Khepra was portrayed either as a man with the head of a scarab beetle, or simply
as a ...
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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