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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ODIN The god most favoured by the Vikings , Odin rose in esteem during the
eighth and ninth centuries . He took over many of the functions of Donar , the old
storm god , and Tyr , the older sky god . smashing to smithereens . Fortunately ,
The third root was embedded in Godheim ( heaven ) , the site of the city of Asgard
and the home of the Aesir , gods such as BALDER , LOKI , THOR and ODIN . The
sacred well of Urd , where the gods had their judgement seat , lay beneath this ...
When Arthur was born , the child was given to Merlin , who brought him up in
secrecy , and prepared him for kingship Valkyries In Germanic mythology , the
maidens sent by Odin to every battle in order to choose which warriors should be
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