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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One day , a python asked them if they had any offspring and , on being informed
they had not , told them that it would cause the woman to conceive . The python
sprayed the bellies of both the man and the woman with water , cast a spell and ...
Thus , when she gave birth to a boy , the king ordered that he be exposed on a
mountainside . 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 ...
The hero told them to use it whenever an important person died because its
sound was like that of the spirits of the dead . The bull - roarer is used in African
secret societies and its sound frightens many people . Muses In Greek and
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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