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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ANDVAR1, or Alberich, as he was known in later German legend, was a
craftsman dwarf who lost his hoard of treasure to the fire god LOKI. On an
expedition to Midgard (the land of men), Loki killed a sleeping otter with a stone.
Carrying the ...
When LOKI, the fire god, was captured by the frost giant THIASSI, he had to
promise to steal the apples from Idun to secure his release. On his return to
ASGARD, therefore, Loki told Idun that he had discovered apples of much better
Loki, for instance, brought about the loss and return of IDUN and her apples of
youth. Without these magic fruit, the gods were subject to the ravages of time like
everyone else. On occasion Loki was even prepared to risk serious harm to his ...
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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