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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God told Noah to build an ark and, with his wife and three sons, to gather a male
and female of every animal into the ark. He then sent a flood to destroy life on
earth. The deluge lasted for forty days and forty nights. When the rains stopped, ...
The child's feet were pierced and a shepherd was told to bind them with a cord.
However, the shepherd disobeyed his orders and instead gave the child to a
peasant who passed him on to Polybus, King of Corinth. The childless ruler
Moyna told them that the sound was the voice of the Great Mask and that women
and children must stay indoors when it was communicating with men, or it would
destroy them. The secret of the bull-roarer was passed on to Moyna's sons.
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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