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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Forget about your quarrel with the demons, and seek their assistance in churning
from the ocean a precious drink. Collect plants and herbs, cast them into the sea
of milk; then, taking the great snake Vasukias a cord, use a mountain, which I ...
On the way to the first men, Holawaka met a snake which was eating a dead
animal. Holawaka looked longingly at the snake's meal and offered to let it hear
the message in return for sharing the carcass. At first the snake took no interest in
The snake bit and poisoned Re who, being senile, was not able to cure himself.
... As the effects of the snake venom worsened, Re was compelled to speak, and
so Isis acquired some of his power and her unmatched skill in the magic arts.
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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