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 plumed serpent Quetzalcoatl, represented on this turquoise and jade inlaid
mask (below right), was the principal god of the Aztecs. Tikal, in the heart of the
Guatemalan jungle (below), was a great ceremonial city built by the Maya
A female serpent deity worshipped by the Romans. He was also known as men
who live in southwestern Africa the Solomon Islanders, who live in the Jove. The
god is also called Cagn, Kho Pacific Ocean. Jupiter was called Optimum ...
JUPITER – KAHAUSIBWARE erpents As well as its clearly phallic connotations,
the serpent embodies a number of different symbolic values. The power to give
life – implicit in the fertility symbol — is allied to great knowledge. The power to ...
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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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