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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NIDHOGG, in Germanic mythology, was the dragon living at one of the three
roots of the cosmic tree YGGDRASIL. The freezing mist and darkness of Niflheim,
which was the lowest of the nine worlds, was Nidhogg (left), a gruesome dragon,
She is said to have married a dragon in order to render him harmless, and is
sometimes represented riding a dragon or sea serpent. She is associated with
the sea. The goddess is BENTEN holding a zither and riding on a dragon, is
visited in ...
Chinese Dragons The Chinese dragon came first in the mythical hierarchy of 360
scaly creatures, and was one of the four animals who symbolized the cardinal
points. Associated with the east, the dragon stood for sunrise, spring and fertility ...
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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