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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However, the trickster god Loki discovered that Frigg had overlooked one plant,
the mistletoe, thinking it was too weak to threaten her son. Out of spite, Loki
persuaded Hodr, Balder's blind twin, to throw a shaft of mistletoe at his brother in
The creator deity in the Marshall LOKI ... Although Loki's pranks caused the gods
endless trouble, he was also the one who rescued them from the results of their
own folly. At first, Loki was an attractive character and frequently helped the gods.
To punish Loki for causing BALDER's death, the gods turned Vali into a wolf and
set him upon his brother Narve. Loki was then bound by Narve's entrails.
Valkyries In Germanic mythology, the maidens sent by opin to every battle in
order to ...
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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