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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She was ruler of the Germanic netherworld (also called Hel), to which she had
been banished by ODIN, the chief god. Once there, however, her powers were
stronger than Odin's, for when Odin's son BALDER was killed Hel refused to
ODIN, also known as Woden or Wotan, was the chief god of Germanic mythology,
the son of BOR and grandson of BURI. ... These seafarers and raiders were
attracted by Odin's love of battle as the "father of the slain", for in VALHALLA, ...
In his final battle, though, Odin took the place of the king's charioteer and drove
Harald to his death. When asked about ... For Odin's love of wisdom was so
profound that he was prepared to sacrifice himself to plumb its depths. Odin was
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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