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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... in the fatalism of their myths . Death in battle was a joyous event , since the
Valkyries took the gloriously slain to Valhalla , Odin's hall . There , fallen heroes
feasted by night and , by day , fought mock battles in preparation for Ragnarok ,
In his role as Sidfodr ( giver of victories ) , he taught his favourite chieftains the
spells of battle and instructed them how to draw up successful battle formations .
Odin , Odin , sometimes Voden , Woden , Wotan , Votan or Wuotan , probably ...
WOTAN W X Vigrid In Germanic mythology , the plain near Asgard where the
gods and giants are to fight the battle that will destroy the world . Vritra In the
collection of Hindu hymns called the Rig Veda , the demonic and destructive
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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