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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Gradually , the gods drew closer to mankind and moved into the temples that
were built for them in every city . Often , these “ houses ” stood upon ... god of air ,
could no longer tolerate the din of the city where his own temple was situated .
The most important shrine in Cuzco , Qorikancha ( the sun temple ) , housed
images of Viracocha and all the other important members of the pantheon . Thus ,
it seems possible that the entire Inca pantheon was seen as various
The statue was found and identified as Serapis . It was housed in Alexandria , in
a temple built especially for it , called the Serapeum . The temple towered above
the city on a foundation one hundred steps high . The establishment of Serapis ...
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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