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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THOR was the Germanic thunder god. He was the son of ODIN, the chief god,
and Fjorgyn, the goddess of earth. When the Anglo-Saxons eventually adopted
the Roman calendar, they named the fifth day Thursday after Thor, for this was
Then the frost giant returned and tried to kill Thor as well. Using a pair of tongs,
he launched a red-hot iron ball at Thor, but the thunder god caught it deftly in the
iron gloves he had been given by Grid, and returned the compliment by throwing
Thor (above) impulsive as ever, confronted mighty Skrymir with his tiny hummer,
bashing him over the head to silence his snores, but to no avail. Each time the
giant woke he scratched his brow and nodded off again. Later,Thor leamt that ...
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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