Encyclopaedia of Myth and Legend in Art, Religion, Culture and Literature (7 Vols)

Encyclopaedia of Myth and Legend in Art, Religion, Culture and Literature (7 Vols)

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Author: Donald A Mackenzie
Charles Squire/
Publisher: Sundeep Prakashan
Year: 1992
Language: English
Pages: 3300
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8185066531


The present encyclopaedia in seven volumes gives exhaustive descriptions of mythical, legendary and poetic traditions related to art, religion, culture and literature. Volume One throws lucid light on the Celtic mythology, which tells about the Gaelic gods and their stories and also about the British gods and their tales. Volume two has dealt with the development of the early myths, beliefs, customs and habits of life of the Teutonic people.

Volume Three speaks of the mythical and legendary tales of Egypt, Volume Four deals with the abundant storehouse of Sanskrit literature and the rise and growth of Brahmanism, Buddhism, Jainism, etc., besides the manifestations of the Hindu deities and their artistic forms, and also narrates the story of Nala and Damayanti and the two great epics of the Hindus³the Ramayana and the Mahabharata.

Volume Five gives a survey of the ancient Crete civilization, its art, mythology and literature, besides the cultural activities. Volume Six gives a vivid description of the myths and legends of Babylonia and Assyria, Volume Seven has dealt with the religious practices of the pre-Columbian America, the habits of life and growth of civilization. This multivolume set has been profusely illustrated, to add graphic value to the factual data it contains.



Chapter I : The Interest and Importance of Celtic Mythology
Chapter II : The Sources of Our Knowledge of the Celtic Mythology
Chapter III : Who Were the "Ancient Britons"?
Chapter IV : The Religion of the Ancient Britons and Druidism


Chapter V : The Gods of the Gaels
Chapter VI : The Gods Arrive
Chapter VII : The Rise of the Sun-God
Chapter VIII : The Gaelic Argonauts
Chapter IX : The War With the Giants
Chapter X : The Conquest of the Gods By Mortals
Chapter XI : The Gods in Exile
Chapter XII : The Irish Iliad
Chapter XIII : Some Gaelic Love-Stories
Chapter XIV : Finn and the Fenians
Chapter XV : The Decline and Fall of the Gods


Chapter XVI : The Gods of the Britons
Chapter XVII : The Adventures of the Gods of Hades
Chapter XVIII : The Wooing of Branwen and the ?Beheading of Bran
Chapter XIX : The War of Enchantments
Chapter XX : The Victories of Light Over Darkness
Chapter XXI : The Mythological "Coming of Arthur"
Chapter XXII : The Treasures of Britain
Chapter XXIII : The Gods as King Arthur`s Knights
Chapter XXIV : The Decline and Fall of the Gods
Chapter XXV : Survivals of the Celtic Paganism Into Modern Times






Chapter I : Story of Creation
Chapter II : The Nine Worlds
Chapter III : The Deeds of Odin
Chapter IV : How Evil Entered Asgard
Chapter V : The Winter War
Chapter VI : Triumph of Love
Chapter VII : The Lost Sword of Victory
Chapter VIII : Fall of Asgard
Chapter IX : The Gods Reconciled
Chapter X : Loke`s Evil Progeny
Chapter XI : Thor`s Great Fishing
Chapter XII : The City of Enchantments
Chapter XIII : Thor in Peril
Chapter XIV : The Great Stone Giant
Chapter XV : Balder the Beautiful
Chapter XVI : The Binding of Loke
Chapter XVII : The Dusk of the Gods
Chapter XVIII : The Coming of Beowulf
Chapter XIX : Conflict with Demons
Chapter XX : Beowulf and the Dragon
Chapter XXI : Hother and Balder
Chapter XXII : The Traditional Hamlet
Chapter XXIII : Hamlet`s Storm-Mill
Chapter XXIV : Land of the Not-Dead and Many Marvels
Chapter XXV : The Doom of the Volsungs
Chapter XXVI : How Sigmund was Avenged
Chapter XXVII : Helgi Hundingsbane
Chapter XXVIII : Sigurd the Dragon Slayer
Chapter XXIX : Brynhild and Gudrun
Chapter XXX : The Last of the Volsungs
Chapter XXXI : Gudrun`s Vengeance
Chapter XXXII : Siegfried and the Nibelungs
Chapter XXXIII : The Promise of Kriemhild
Chapter XXXIV : How Brunhild and Kriemhild Were Won
Chapter XXXV : The Betrayal of Siegfried
Chapter XXXVI : The Nibelungen Tragedy
Chapter XXXVII : Dietrich of Bern
Chapter XXXVIII : The Land of Giants
Chapter XXXIX : The Wonderful Rose Garden
Chapter XL : Virginal, Queen of the Mountains
Chapter XLI : Dietrich in Exile
Chapter XLII : The King`s Homecoming




Chapter I : Creation Legend of Sun Worshippers
Chapter II : The Tragedy of Osiris
Chapter III : Dawn of Civilization
Chapter IV : The Peasant Who Become King
Chapter V : Racial Myths in Egypt and Europe
Chapter VI : The City of the Elf God
Chapter VII : Death and the Judgment
Chapter VIII : The Religion of the Stone Workers
Chapter IX : A Day in Old Memphis
Chapter X : The Great Pyramid Kings
Chapter XI : Folk Tales of Fifty Centuries
Chapter XII : Triumph of the Sun God
Chapter XIII : Fall of the Old Kingdom
Chapter XIV : Father Gods and Mother Goddesses
Chapter XV : The Rise of Amon
Chapter XVI : Tale of the Fugitive Prince
Chapter XVII : Egypt`s Golden Age
Chapter XVIII : Myths and Lays of the Middle Kingdom
Chapter XIX : The Island of Enchantment
Chapter XX : The Hyksos and Their Strange God
Chapter XXI : Joseph and the Exodus
Chapter XXII : Amon, The God of Empire
Chapter XXIII : Tale of the Doomed Prince
Chapter XXIV : Change in Social and Religious Life
Chapter XXV : Amenhotep the Magnificent and Queen Tiy
Chapter XXVI : The Religious Revolt of the Poet King
Chapter XXVII : The Empire of Rameses and the Homeric Age
Chapter XXVIII : Egypt and the Hebrew Monarchy
Chapter XXIX : The Restoration and the End



Chapter I : Indra, King of the Gods
Chapter II : The Great Vedic Deities
Chapter III : Yama, The First Man, and King of the Dead
Chapter IV : Demons and Giants and Fairies
Chapter V : Social and Religious Developments of the Vedic Age
Chapter VI : Mysteries of Creation, The World`s Ages, and Soul Wandering
Chapter VII : New Faiths : Vishnu Religion, Buddhism, and Jainism
Chapter VIII : Divinities of the Epic Period
Chapter IX : Prelude to the Great Bharata War
Chapter X : Royal Rivals : The Pandavas and Kauravas
Chapter XI : The Tournament
Chapter XII : First Exile of the Pandavas
Chapter XIII : The Choice of Draupadi
Chapter XIV : Triumph of the Pandavas
Chapter XV : The Great Gambling Match
Chapter XVI : Second Exile of the Pandavas
Chapter XVII : Defiance of Duryodhana
Chapter XVIII : The Battle of Eighteen Days
Chapter XIX : Atonement and the Ascent to Heaven
Chapter XX : Nala and Damayanti
Chapter XXI : Wanderings in the Forest
Chapter XXII : Nala in Exile
Chapter XXIII : The Homecoming of the King
Chapter XXIV : Story of Rama : How Sita Was Won
Chapter XXV : The Rape of Sita
Chapter XXVI : Rama`s Mission Fulfilled




Chapter I : Primitive Europeans of Glacial and Interglacial Periods
Chapter II : Paleolithic Magic and Religion
Chapter III : Ancient Peoples of the Goddess Cult
Chapter IV : History in Myth and Legend-Schliemann`s Discoveries
Chapter V : Crete as the Lost Atlantis
Chapter VI : The Grea Palace of Knossos
Chapter VII : Races and Myths of Neolithic Crete
Chapter VIII : Pre-Hellenic Earth and Corn Mothers
Chapter IX : Growth of Cretan Culture and Commerce
Chapter X : Trading Relations with Troy
Chapter XI : Life in the Little Towns
Chapter XII : The Palace of Phaestons
Chapter XIII : Cave Deities and Their Symbols
Chapter XIV : Decline of Crete and Rise of Greece




Chapter I : The Races and Early Civilization of Babylonia
Chapter II : The Land of Rivers and the God of the Deep
Chapter III : Rival Pantheons and Representative Deities
Chapter IV : Demons, Fairies, And Ghosts
Chapter V : Myths of Tammuz and Ishtar
Chapter VI : Wars of the City States of Sumer and Akkad
Chapter VII : Creation Legend : Merodach The Dragon Slayer
Chapter VIII : Deified Heroes : Etana and Gilgamesh
Chapter IX : Deluge Legend, The Island of the Blesses, and Hades
Chapter X : Buildings and Laws and Customs of Babylon
Chapter XI : The Golden Age of Babylonia
Chapter XII : Rise of the Hittites, Mitannians, Kassites, Hykos and Assyrians
Chapter XIII : Astrology and Astronomy
Chapter XIV : Ashur the National God of Assyria
Chapter XV : Conflicts for Trade and Supremacy
Chapter XVI : Race Movements that Shattered Empires
Chapter XVII : The ?Hebrews in Assyrian History
Chapter XVIII : The Age of Semiramis
Chapter XIX : Assyria`s Age of Splendour
Chapter XX : The Last Days of Assyria and Babylonia



Chapter I : The Glamour of Gold
Chapter II : Growth of New World Civilization
Chapter III : The Indian Elephant in American Art
Chapter IV : Symbols with a History
Chapter V : The Winged Disc and the World`s Ages
Chapter VI : Semites, Celts, and Norsemen in America
Chapter VII : American-Asiatic Relations
Chapter VIII : Sea Routes of Ancient Pacific Mariners
Chapter IX : Water Burials and the Ship of Death
Chapter X : Cremation and Other Burial Customs
Chapter XI : The Milk Goddess and Her Pot Symbol
Chapter XII : The Jewel-Water and Mugwort Goddess
Chapter XIII : Goddesses of Love and Food
Chapter XIV : Tlaloc and the Dragon
Chapter XV : White Missionaries and White Gods
Chapter XVI : Two Great Gods
Chapter XVII : Motives for Migrations