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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The complex nature of religious belief in India is the result of a long historical
process of assimilation . Just as the caste system of social organization has
grown over the past 3,500 years , by incorporating the customs of newly
As a result , Rhea Silvia had twin sons , Romulus and Remus . When their birth
became known , Rhea Silvia was condemned as a fallen priestess and
imprisoned . Years later , however , her sons released her from captivity .
Romulus founded ...
He was held to have fallen from the heavenly kingdom as a result of his pride or
envy . In the apocryphal Book of John the Evangelist , Jesus says of Satan , “ My
Father changed his appearance because of his pride , and the light was taken ...
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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