Legends of the Earth, Sea, and Sky: An Encyclopedia of Nature Myths
Global in scope, eclectic in approach, Legends of the Earth, Sea, and Sky is the first A-to-Z encyclopedia on this vibrant body of belief. More than 360 entries survey gods and goddesses -- mythic explanations of natural phenomena -- general topics like death, creation, music -- culture groups from the Arctic to Australia.Numerous illustrations, an appendix that identifies ancient sources of myths by region, a culture index and a subject index complete the volume.
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Absu Amaterasu ancient animals appeared Aztec battle believed bird caused cave celestial Celtic chariot Chinese cient clouds Coatlicue connected constellation controlled cosmic order created creator creator deity cultures darkness death deities demons dragon drought early earth goddess eclipse Egyptian Enki Enlil evil fertility fire flood forces Greece Greek myth heavens Hephaestus Hindu horses Imdugud immortality India Indra islands Ix Chel Izanagi Kamapua'a land light lived magic Mesoamerica Milky monster moon mother mountain mythmakers mythology myths and legends nature myths night Nile Ninhursag Njord Norse mythology North ocean Osiris personified phenomena Poseidon primordial primordial sea Quetzalcoatl Rain Gods rainbow realm represented revered rituals river rocks role rose sacred sacrifice sea gods seasons serpent shamans sky gods snake solar solstice Soma spring stars storm Sun and Sun Sun Gods sun's symbolized Tezcatlipoca thunder gods Tiamat tion Tlaloc trees Tsuki-yumi Underworld Water Spirits waves Wind Gods winter worshipped Zeus zodiac