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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Bran was mortally wounded, but his head, cui from his body, lived on. His
magical cauldron of rebirth is seen here, restored, along with his head.
lillustration ry Alan lee, I984) managed to avoid a war by presenting Matholwch
with a magic ...
Sir Gawain accepted and cut off the stranger's head in a single blow. As the
severed head rolled around the hall, the royal court relaxed and thought the
challenge over. But to the amazement of all present, the giant behaved as if
nothing had ...
He is portrayed with the head of an elephant and a pot belly, a symbol both of his
greed and his ability to dispense success. He has four arms but only one tusk. An
extremely popular deity, he is invoked at the outset of new undertakings.
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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