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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THE AESIR, in Germanic mythology, were one branch of the family of the gods;
the other branch were the VANIR. At one time there was a war between the
younger Aesir and the older Vanir, which ended in a peace that left the Aesir
She was an important fertility goddess and a member of the VANIR, one of the
two branches into which the Germanic gods were divided. After a war the Vanir
seem to have been supplanted by the younger AES1R, who were led by ODIN.
The Vanir were the older of the two branches of the Germanic family of gods and
were fertility deities. They lived at Vanaheim, far from ASGARD, the fortified
residence of the AESIR, the younger branch, who were primarily war gods.
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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