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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Another version of the story tells how the emperor gave Cao a golden medal,
which had the ability to allow its owner to overcome all obstacles. When Cao
showed the medal to the boatman, a priest asked him why he found it necessary
to use ...
In the course of his mammoth drainage work, he made the land fit lor cultivation
and connected the nine provinces of China to one another The ruling emperor
was so grateful that he abdicated and gave the throne to Yu, who became the first
The "Jade Emperor" was said to deal directly with the emperor of China, whereas
his attendants dealt with less important human beings. In the 11th century ad,
when the emperor of China was losing his power, he attempted to regain support
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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