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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MAAMA CHRONOLOGY A tower of silence in the stony desert of central Iran
stands sentinel over the dead ( below ) . Ancient Zoroastrians would expose their
dead at the top of these towers , since cremation would pollute the sacred fire ,
The founder of the cult , an old man named Evara , later prophesied that an
aeroplane would bring the sacred cargo of plenty . Clearly a reaction to the
impact of present - day technology , the cargo cult received a powerful boost in
the Second ...
Mars was said to have raped Rhea Silvia , a Vestal Virgin , while she drew water
at a spring in his sacred grove . As a result , Rhea Silvia had twin sons , Romulus
and Remus . When their birth became known , Rhea Silvia was condemned as ...
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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