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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Thomas the Rhymer labove nght), like all inspired bards, slipped in and out of the
otherworld. drawing on divine sources of inspiration for his poetry. Bards, like
druids. possessed supernatural powers of prophecy and inspiration when seized
Ninhursaga was said to nourish earthly kings with her milk, thereby making them
divine. Many Mesopotamian rulers, including Nebuchadnezzar, called
themselves her children. The goddess was associated with birth; she was the
power that ...
NAGAS, according to Hindu belief, are semi-divine but powerful serpents who
guard the treasures of the earth. They are often associated with fertility but can
occasionally prove dangerous. Whereas some nagas are depicted with several ...
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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