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 ...
By making her body the earth, 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 ...
Holawaka The legendary messenger bird of the Galla people of Ethiopia.
Holawaka was sent to advise the first men to slip off their skins when they grew
old, so that they might become young again. On the way, the scatter-brained bird
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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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