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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Heroes THE MYTHS OF all cultures contain inspiring individuals who express
ideal traits and talents, such as the courage of Achilles, might of Heracles, wit of
Odysseus and endurance of Oedipus. A classic hero is a champion in every
Heracles, the son of zevs and ALCMENE, was the greatest of all the Greek
heroes. To the Romans he was known as Hercules, and they added various
encounters in Italy to his already large cycle of adventures. The name Heracles
The last exploit of Heracles was the most testing, for it meant a descent into the
underworld, the realm of the dead. From there the hero managed, with some help
from PERSEPHONE, queen of the underworld, to bring briefly back to Tiryns the ...
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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