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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The great trickster god of West African ANTICHRIST ... But in general the spider
god is viewed as a crafty and cunning trickster who prospers by his wits. Anansi's
exploits form a large cycle of popular stories in West Africa, which has spread to ...
Hanuman, the trickster god of Hindu and Chinese Buddhist mythology, guided
the Chinese pilgrim Tripitaka to India to obtain the Buddhist scriptures. A Chinese
TV series Monkey, based on his adventures, proved highly popular among young
Later, when Te Tuna tried to take his wife back by force, the trickster hero's
superior magic destroyed him. The Tuamotuans say that the first coconut tree
grew from Te Tuna's buried head. Two of the most popular tales about Maui focus
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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