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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Sparta, Mycenae, Tiryns, Athens, Thebes, Orchomenus, Corinth and Iolcus
appear in story after story. The second factor that shaped the mythology of the
ancient Greeks was the language itself. The subtlety and range of the Greek
It is hardly surprising that legends were attached to a figure as important as Jesus
, but in general these stories have been excluded from the New Testament. One
New Testament story, which is generally accepted as being a myth, and which is
Fantastic weapons and vessels, such as the Grail itself, were commonplace in
the Celtic mythology from which Arthurian legend derived. In the Welsh story, The
Spoils of Annwn, Arthur and his followers raid the underworld in search of ...
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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