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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I'King Arthur and the Knights op the Round Tarle Summoned to the Quest ry a
Strange Damsel ry E Burnt-Jones, tapestry. 1898-99) king. Only with Merlin's aid
was the young ruler able to defeat his opponents and bring peace to Britain.
He overcame the demon king Hiranyakashipu. (CARilnu. HAllmnr, KAR.VAtAKA)
"second Buddha". A contemporary of the Tibetan king Tnsong Detsen (ad 755-97
), Padmasambhava was allegedly bom in the mythical land of Urgyen, believed ...
TAKSHAKA, according to Hindu mythology, was king of the NAGAS, the semi-
divine serpents. He ruled over a glorious city in the underworld. One myth tells
how King Parikchit, when out hunting, mistakenly insulted a hermit who had
taken a ...
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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