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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Once he prevented a giant from carrying off the beautiful goddess Freya, opin's
first wife. Freya had been promised to a builder in payment for constructing a new
wall at Asgard, the city of the gods. The gods thought the task was impossible, ...
SEE ALSO AAPEP, BASTET MENTHU MUT iants The idea of a giant race of men
living at the beginning of time is widespread in mythology. Even the Old
Testament says that before the flood “there were giants on earth in those days".
Thor was regarded as a generous deity, a gentle giant until provoked,
whereupon he broke into tempestuous rages. ... It tells how the frost giants hid
Thor's hammer and how Thrymr, their king, demanded the hand of the goddess
Freya in ...
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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