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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... Norway to escape the aggression of Danish and Swedish rulers, preferred
honest Thor, the powerful but straightforward opponent of the frost giants. Yet
Thor, the bitter enemy of the frost giants, was in many aspects not unlike a giant
Foolishly, the frost giant challenged Odin to a horse race but then, as a guest at
the gods' stronghold of ASGARD, he drank too much and insulted the gods.
When Thor returned at this point the giant challenged Thor to a duel. The frost
Only then did it dawn on Thor that Skrymir and Utgard were illusions, vast
creations sent out by frightened frost giants. But it gave Loki some satisfaction to
leam that brain had indeed triumphed over brawn. Even Thor had to admit that on
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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