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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Eventually, it was Gilgamesh who helped the people of Uruk to hatch a plot
whereby they succeeded in taming the wild being. Enkidu subsequently became
Gilgamesh's friend and constant companion, and the two men lived a life of
Eventually, Indra decided to kill him and struck him down with his thunderbolt.
However, even then the boy continued to radiate such a splendid light over the
entire world that Indra's fears were unallayed. Tvashtri, the boy's father,
Chaos took the form of a primordial egg, and eventually Pangu took shape inside
its shell. The creature slept and grew inside the egg for 18,000 years until,
eventually, he woke up and stretched. The light part of the egg, which was
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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