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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Balder was the son of one-eyed Odin and his second wife FRiGG, the goddess of
married love. He was the favourite of the gods and married Nanna, an attendant
of Freya, Odin's first wife. At first, Balder led a happy life, but he began to be ...
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. As a son of Bor, the father of the gods, Odin seems to
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
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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