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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Becuma In Irish mythology, a goddess who was banished to earth. She
persuaded the high ... court of King Hrothgar. Bergelmir In Germanic mythology,
the only giant to escape being drowned in blood when opin slew Ymir, the chief
Simply by stating the fact, Sita was proved innocent, and the earth opened up to
engulf her. Rama drowned himself shortly afterward. So Skadi In Germanic
mythology, a frost giantess, married to Njord, a Vanir deity. Whereas Skadi liked
to live ...
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 ...
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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