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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ALLAH was the supreme, though not sole, deity in Arabia before the arrival of
Islam. He lived, together with other deities, in the heavens and was said to have
created the earth and bestowed water on it. In pre-Islamic times, animism was ...
His daughter, Sheng Mu, looks after women and children. Dongyue Dadi is
usually represented sitting down and wearing the garments of an emperor. The
Earth God, the ubiquitous local territorial deity, is the closest to the lives of
villagers and ...
These arc all subsidiary deities of the "Lord of Time". tubs of rice wine on eight
platforms and to surround the platforms with a fence containing eight openings.
When the monster approached, it began to drink up the wine with its eight heads
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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