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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AJAX The bulwark of the Greeks in the tenyear siege of Troy , and second only to
Achilles in his prowess as a warrior . . AMATERASU The Japanese sun goddess
and the ancestress of the imperial family . The many myths that surround her ...
He represents the archetypal warrior , handsome man who was transformed into
an appalling foe when the battle frenzy seized him . JAS Hanuman , the trickster
god of Hindu and Chinese Buddhist mythology , guided the Chinese pilgrim ...
Odin himself was said to inspire the terrible berserkers , maddened warriors who
rushed naked and frothing at the mouth into the fray . Electra In ... To win her
hand , Cuchulainn had to undergo training as a warrior in Scotland . Even then ...
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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