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 lolcus
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
Although Satan became the snake in Christian demonology , some stories in the
apocryphal works seem to be inspired by ... 75 and Serpents , p.115 One New
Testament story , which is generally accepted as being a myth , and which is ...
The most famous story about Midas concerns his ability to find wealth , a gift still
referred to as " the Midas touch " . The king once pleased DIONYSUS by
returning the god's horselike companion , Silenus , to him after he had been
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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