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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On the Gilbert Islands , for instance , the notion that death came to the world as a
consequence of the first people damaging a sacred tree has clearly Christian
overtones . Traditional belief in Micronesia was primarily concerned with
The coffer floated out to sea , and after some time came to rest at the base of a
tamarisk tree at Byblos , in Phoenicia . The tation and throne , Osiris could have
tree , sensing the precious nature of its stayed on earth , but instead chose to ...
YGGDRASIL The world - tree of the northern Europeans . A gigantic ash , it
reached into the nine worlds of the giants , elves , mankind and the dead . YI In
Chinese mythology , the great archer who saved the earth by shooting down nine
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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