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 entrance to Gimokodan is a certain river . The spirit of the deceased (
gimokod ) bathes in it in order to forget its former life . A similar idea existed in
Greek mythology , around the River Lethe , although the waters of this
underworld river ...
The blood of Acis was turned by the gods , or by Galatea herself , into the river
that bears his name . However , one version of the legend does not include Acis ,
but instead has Galatea accept the suit of Polyphemus , who impresses her with ...
He is traditionally represented as a man of prodigious stature , fording a river with
the aid of a staff . The saint's interest in Christianity was aroused when he noticed
that the king he served made the sign of the cross at the mention of Satan .
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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