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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Without pausing for thought, Midas asked Dionysus to allow everything he
touched to be turned to gold. At first, Midas was delighted with the results, but his
joy soon turned to horror when he discovered that his food turned to gold
whenever he ...
One of the boys threw down the magic stick which turned into a forest, but still the
head came on, threatening to kill them. The other boy threw down the stone
which turned into a mountain, but even this did not hinder the head. Finally, they
LYCAON Lycaon In Greek and Roman mythology, the king of Arcadia, who was
turned into a wolf. According to the Greeks, Lycaon's sons killed their brother,
Nyctimus, and offered him in a soup to zeus, who was disguised as a beggar.
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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