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 brothers climbed down a smokeblackened ladder and were greeted by
Spider Woman, who told them of the dangers that faced them on their journey to
the sun god. “Four perils, four places of danger await you," she warned. “Beware
When he created the first man and woman, he failed to give them food and the
man died; the sun then made the woman fertile, but Pachacamac ... Unable to
catch the woman's second son, Wichama, Pachacamac killed the woman instead
One of the children died and each woman claimed the surviving child as her own.
When Solomon suggested cutting the child in two, so that each woman could
have half, one of the women agreed to the proposal. Solomon therefore knew
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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