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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Despite this diversity, the various tribal traditions have much in common. ...
According to Arawak tradition, the creator god Kururumany was displeased to
see that mankind had become corrupt and wicked and so took back his gift of
eternal life ...
The cycle of tales about the hero Cuchulainn greatly influenced the development
of the tradition surrounding ARTHUR in Wales, Brittany and England. See
Heroes, p. 55 SEE ALSO DECHTIRE, EMER. MORRIGAN CYBELE XX The great
Even though the ideas about Imana were recorded only relatively recently, they
have not been greatly influenced by outside traditions. These myths are therefore
very important in understanding traditional African belief. For the Banyarwanda ...
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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