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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Beowulf The Germanic hero of the seventh-century Anglo-Saxon epic, Beowulf.
To rid the Danish king Hrothgar of the monster Grendel, the warrior Beowulf set a
trap and in the fierce struggle tore off the creature's arm. Later, he slew Grendel's
Vafthrudnir In Germanic mythology, a wise frost giant who was tricked by opin in
a test of knowledge, and who paid with his life. The final words Vafthrudnir spoke
were: "You will always be wiser and wisest." For Odin had already died on ...
Farbauti 199 Fates 131; Germanic equivalents 178 Faunus 199 Faust 199
Faustulus 155, 199 feather of truth 12, 145 Fengbo 199 Fenrar 29, 121, 199
Fensalier 89 ferns 93 fertility: Ashanti myth 47, Canaanite myths 18, 19,
protectors of 84; ...
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