Mythology: an illustrated encyclopedia
An illustrated survey of the world's principal myths examines each of the major mythological systems and explores such common mythological themes as creation, man and woman, flood, death, and paradise
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Africa al-Khidr Amaterasu ancestors ancient animals appears Ashvins Avalokitesvara Baal became belief bird birth Bodhisattva body brother Buddha Buddhist called Celtic century bc ceremonies Christian creation cult dance daughter dead death deities demons Dhul-Qarnayn Dionysus divine Dynasty earth emperor Enlil Ereshkigal evil father fertility figure fire German goddess gods Greek groups head heaven Herakles Hesiod human important Inca Indian Indra island Izanami jaguar killed king Kintu known land later living Lord magic maize Monkey moon mother mountain Mysteries myth mythical mythology Nahua Nanabush Ohrmazd origin Osiris pagan pantheon Parsis priests Quetzalcoatl Quran rain religion religious ritual river Roman Rome ruler sacred serpent Shiva shrine sister Slavonic snake society Sogbo soul spirits story Susano symbol temple theme Tibetan told took tradition tree Underwater Panthers underworld Viracocha Vishnu Voodoo warrior Wawalag wife woman women worshipped Zeus Zoroastrian