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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Originally, Azhi Dahaka was believed to kill cattle and men. One story tells how
the hero FERIDUN cut the creature open with his sword and was horrified to find
lizards and toads pouring out of its insides. In time, Azhi Dahaka came to be seen
She was associated with the earth and with a black stone - believed to be a
meteorite - which was enshrmedat Pergamum. aso cEernm ad) sometimes been
traced back as far as (Jatal Hoyiik, a large Neolithic site in southern Anatolia.
They are sometimes said to be made from light and are believed to be superior to
ordinary humankind but inferior to the prophets. The four chief angels are Jibril or
GABRIEL, the holy spirit; Mikha'il, the guardian of the Jews; Israfil, the angel ...
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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