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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AGAMEMNON watches coolly as his daughter, Iphigenia, is offered as a "
sacrificial lamb" to appease the anger of Artemis; hut at the last moment, the
goddess herself relented and, descending from heaven, she eamed Iphigenia off
Daedalus managed to arrive safely in Sicily, where he amused the daughters of
King Cocalos with his inventions. ... DANAE was the mother of the Greek hero
PERSEUS and the daughter of Acrisius, king of Argos in the Peloponnese.
At Minos' palace in Knossos the goddess APHRODITE gave Theseus an
invaluable ally in ARIADNE, a daughter of the Cretan king who fell in love with
the hero. Princess Ariadne knew that the Labyrinth was so complex that the only
way out ...
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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