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 bodies of Hindus are burned by the sacred River Ganges, while their souls
are temporarily in the power of Yama, the god of death. In India, the belief in
reincarnation mitigates the fear of death but gives rise to a problem: how to
escape the ...
The Mayas, who were apparently preoccupied with violent death, seem to have
believed that suicide was an honourable way of entering paradise. Ixtab took the
souls of those who died by hanging to eternal rest beneath the world-tree Yaxche
It was said that the golden scales on which he weighed the souls of the dead
showed favour to no one. “Neither the good nor the bad, nor yet kings and
princes. Not for a hair's breadth will he deviate, for he is no respecter of persons.
He deals ...
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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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