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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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
The snake bit and poisoned Re who , being senile , was not able to cure himself .
Only Isis could remove the poison and pain . She advised Re to utter his secret
name , saying that its divinity bestowed life on whoever spoke it . As the effects of
When the first men stole a firebrand from her hearth , Goga sent a downpour to
earth , but luckily a snake preserved the flame on its tail . Genius In Roman
mythology , a guardian spirit , equivalent to the Greek daimon , that presides over
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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