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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In token of his willing involvement with the human race, he descended to earth
and became incarnate at times when the world of mortals was threatened by evil.
His incarnations, or avatars, follow an evolutionary pattern, from fish and reptile, ...
The Earth God, the ubiquitous local territorial deity, is the closest to the lives of
villagers and is amongst those most frequently seen on the altars of the common
people. The Earth God is not looked upon as powerful or fearsome. He is a ...
Pangu, fearing that the earth and sky might merge together again, stood between
them, his head keeping the sky aloft and his feet ... For 18,000 years, the distance
between heaven and earth increased at a rate of 3 metres (ten feet) a day.
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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