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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PASIPHAE, in Greek mythology, was the daughter of HELIOS, the sun god, and
wife of MINOS, king of Crete. The sea god POSEIDON sent a white bull as a sign
of Minos' right to rule the island, but the king refused to sacrifice the animal when
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Polyphemus was the son of POSEIDON and the sea nymph Thoosa. He was a
Cyclops, a one- eyed giant, and was thought to have lived on the island of Sicily.
When the king refused to sacrifice another magnificent bull sent by Poseidon,
Minos' wife conceived a passion for the animal, mated with it and gave birth to the
monstrous Minotaur, half-bull, half-man. Minos himself was eventually killed with
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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