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 beliefs of the Shang Chinese are known because it was the custom to keep
records when rulers consulted the ... The unworthiness of a ruler was thought to
be reflected in natural phenomena, when "rivers dried up" and “the earth shook".
Elsewhere the Chinese emperors were content with nominal recognition from
local rulers. The closeness of the ... One day a Chinese ruler entered the land,
found it without a king, and decided to claim it for himself. The Vietnamese cried
See also War, pp.94/95 the sky. hymns, which convey Aryan thought in Often
associated with Surya, ruler of the sky during the day, Varuna was at one time the
upholder of heaven and earth, the supreme deity to whom especial honour was ...
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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