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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For the ancient Greeks, the sun rose and set because Phoebus Apollo drove the
glittering sun-chariot on a fiery course across the sky, preceded by Eos who
sprinkled morning dew from her vase. Springtime came when Persephone, who ...
So when Oenomaus, king of Elis, offered his daughter Hippodameia in marriage
and also his lands to anyone who could defeat him in a chariot race, Pelops
accepted the challenge. But he had to agree that Oenomaus could shoot an
arrow at ...
The rumble of the chariot was heard by people on earth as the sound of thunder.
Like the magic boar of VALHALLA, which could be eaten one day and reappear
alive the next, Thor's goats provided an endless supply of meat as long as, after ...
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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