The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Mythology: An A - Z Guide to the Myths and Legends of the Ancient World
The myths and legends of the ancient worlds, from Greece, Rome and Egypt to the Norse and Celtic lands, through Persia and India to China and the Far East. A comprehensive A to Z of the classic stories of gods and goddesses, heroes and mythical beasts, wizards and warriors.
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The goddess Freyja, beside herself with longing, paid dearly for possessing the
treasure. An emblem of the stars, it so enhanced her beauty that she wore it
continually, night and day. lIllustration ryJ Penrose, C 1890) even more
Freyja. the voluptuous, blue-eyed goddess of love, rode in a chariot drawn by
cats, which were symbols ofher warm affections. Accompanied by a flock of
airborne love spirits, she toured heaven and earth in search of her roving
husband, Odur ...
Ottar was disguised as a boar by his divine lover, Freyja. Here, Freyja rides him
to the seer Hyrdla, seeking proof ofOttar's kingship. The seer imparted to Ottar his
family tree with some Memory Beer to help him recite it correctly in a contest for ...
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Comprehensive reference guide to world mythology with sections on classical world, norse lands, south and central asia, egypt and west asia, celtic world, east asia. Entries are made in A-Z format within each main section with lots of full colour illustrations and photos. Read full review