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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Investing such powers with spirits that have a recognizably human nature has
allowed people to make greater sense of a random and threatening universe.
Propitiating the spirits with offerings and prayers allows their worshippers to feel
Monsters and Fabulous Beasts CLASSICAL MONSTERS come in all shapes and
colours, sometimes hideous, but sometimes bewitchingly fair, sometimes half-
human and sometimes entirely demonic. Monsters generally symbolize the dark
He stole the bag that contained the rules of civilized human behaviour from the
ferocious spirit MOYANG MELUR and then distributed them among his people in
order that they might no longer commit murder, cannibalism and incest. MOYANG
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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