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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... with the results , but his joy soon turned to horror when he discovered that his
food turned to gold whenever he took a bite . Dionysus took pity on him and sent
him to purify himself in a certain river , the silt of which thereafter contained gold ...
Eventually , Nais took pity on Daphnis on the condition that he would remain
eternally faithful to her . When a mortal woman desired the shepherd and gained
her desire by making him drunk , Nais struck Daphnis blind . Later , he drowned
in a ...
Kore's resurrection , her return from the underworld , took place when the seed
corn germinated . The Athenians were ardent worshippers of Demeter , and the
event was celebrated in an underground chamber at Eleusis , the cult centre 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