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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(See also FORCES OF NATURE) HERA means "lady" and was undoubtedly the
title of a powerful mother goddess whom the Greeks inherited from the earlier
inhabitants of Argos, which was a major city in the Peloponnese. It was claimed
The name Heracles means "Hera's glory" - a circumstance that firmly ties the hero
to Argos, the site of the goddess HERA's temple. It remains a mystery that
Heracles should have been persecuted so much by Hera, even going mad at one
On several occasions HERA asked Hypnos to lull her husband ZEUS to sleep so
that she could attack his son HERACLES. Hypnos usually refused to anger Zeus,
possibly because he had already come close to having a thunderbolt hurled at ...
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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