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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Worship of Tammuz, the husband of Ishtar, had spread early into Canaan, even
finding a temporary place in Hebrew worship. A similar concern with fertility is
evident in Hittite mythology. Quite often a god disappeared, either in anger or in ...
Although formal ancestor worship has largely disappeared in the People's
Republic, respect for one's forebears is still shown, though with flowers rather
than by sweeping the ancestral graves. For the Shang kings, the heavenly
At that time, the policies of the Seleucid ruler Antiochus Epiphanes threatened
traditional worship and had driven the Hebrews into open revolt. The book tells of
Daniel comforting the Hebrews, saying, “there shall stand up yet three kings in ...
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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
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