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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This is why each spirit is careful to shape for itself a container made from a leaf, in
which the dew may hide. 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 ...
She loved the beautiful youth Acis, the son of pan and a river nymph, but was
loved by the monstrous Polyphemus, who was one of the one-eyed cyclopes. To
remove his rival, Polyphemus killed Acis by crushing him under a huge rock.
The most famous groups were the Naiads (nymphs of rivers, lakes and fountains)
, the Nereids (nymphs of the sea), the Oreads (nymphs of the mountains), and the
Oceanids (daughters of Oceanos, the encircling ocean). Nymphs were neither ...
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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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