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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They were brothers of HELEN and CLyTEMNESTRA. ... returned from the Trojan
War and was murdered by his wife and her lover Aegisthus, Electra rescued her
young brother Orestes and ensured that he escaped Aegisthus' evil intentions.
Her brothers, FENRIR the wolf and JORMUNGAND the serpent, were as
terrifying as she, though it was Hel and her ... ry James Alexander 1 995)
HERMOD, in Germanic mythology, was the son of ODIN and FRIGG, and brother
Hodr (above), who was blind from birth, unwittingly slew his beloved brother.
Balder, prompted by the twisted god, Loki. Here, Loki gleefully guides Hodr's
hand to aim a deadly dart of mistletoe at Balder, while the other gods look on in
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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