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 biblical survivor of the flood which was sent to cleanse the earth of corruption
. The story of this Hebrew patriarch is heavily influenced by earlier flood myths. In
Genesis, God made a conscious decision to destroy mankind. Grieving at the ...
... he turned her from a sky goddess into an earth mother. To counter this creation
, Hahgwehdaetgah sent hurricanes and earthquakes and created darkness; but
he was defeated in a duel with his brother and banished to the underworld.
Holawaka was sent to advise the first men to slip off their skins when they grew
old, so that they might become young again. ... Then, having sent his companions
to safety, Horatius remained facing the Etruscans until the wooden bridge 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