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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A myth about ATHENA's birth recounts how Hephaistos split open Zeus' head
with an axe in order to release the fully grown goddess. Apparently, Zeus had
swallowed Athena's mother, Metis, once he realized she was pregnant with a ...
His attitude became worse after she gave birth to a son at last, because when the
baby was stolen her maids were so afraid of Pwyll that they blamed Rhiannon.
They laid bones next to their sleeping mistress and smeared her face and hands
By contrast, the heroes of Finnish myth were often gifted from birth with
astounding magical powers and arcane wisdom. The wise wizard, Vainamoinen,
was a born sage and sorcerer, while debonair Leminkainen was bathed as a
baby to ...
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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