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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Heroes THE MYTHS OF all cultures contain inspiring individuals who express
ideal traits and talents, such as the courage of Achilles, might of Heracles, wit of
Odysseus and endurance of Oedipus. A classic hero is a champion in every
HERO AND LEANDER were one of the great pairs of lovers in Greek mythology.
Hero was a priestess of APHRODITE at Sestos in the Dardanelles, while Leander
lived on the Asian side of the channel at Abydos. They met and fell in love, but ...
GILGAMESH, the famous Mesopotamian hero, is believed to be based on a real
person, who was most probably a Sumerian king. The Epic of Gilgamesh, a poem
recording the hero's exploits, was transcribed on to tablets in the second ...
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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