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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Norse Heroes THE Vikings were famed for their fighting spirit, facing death and
doom with vigour and courage. Their hardy heroism was doubtless shaped by
the crushing Nordic climate, but also by a stoic fatalism. While accepting the ...
However, Enkidu caught the bull and Gilgamesh stabbed it to death. The gods,
outraged that the bull had been killed, took their revenge by striking Enkidu down
with illness. After a few days, he died. Gilgamesh was devastated at the death of
Underworlds THE MYTHOLOGY OF EVERY CULTURE included the idea that life
in some way continued after death. The spirit might inhabit another physical body
and live on earth again, or lead a perpetual existence in a murky netherworld.
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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