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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Odin was known as the father of the slain and he was the host who presided over
Valhalla, and daily sent out the VALKYRIES to add to the number of the dead. In
Valhalla the Valkyries would carry food and drinks for the Einherjar. Ragnarok ...
As the guardian of the dead, Yama was originally regarded as a friendly deity.
However, by the time of the Brahmanas, the Hindu texts, which were
commentaries on the Veda, or "Sacred Knowledge", Yama had become a sinister
EMMA-O, according to Japanese Buddhism, is the ruler of hell and the judge of
the dead. He is identified with the Chinese deity YANLUO WANG and derives
from the Hindu god of death, Yama. Emma-O rules over the underground hell
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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