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 the second 3.000 years, Ahura Mazda created the material world, GAY'OMART
, the primeval man, and GEUSH URVAN the primeval bull, although his work was
hindered by ANGRA MAINYU, who introduced evil and destruction. In the third ...
ZURVAN AKARANA came to prominence in Iranian mythology as the
transcendent being who gave rise to AHURA MAZDA, the principle of good or
light, and ANGRA MAINYU, or Ahriman, the principle of evil or darkness. The
The priest confessed that he was forced to carry out the ntual in order to appease
the evil god OKUNINUSHI. If he were not sent a young girl each year, the god
would become very angry and cause great storms and many fishermen would ...
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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