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 ...
KAHAUSIBWARE A female serpent deity worshipped by the Solomon Islanders ,
who live in the Pacific Ocean . Jupiter was called Optimum Maximus ( best and
greatest of the gods ) , and was regarded as the divine champion of the Romans .
Arthur Cotterell. JUPITER - KAHAUSIBWARE S 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
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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