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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Having taken holy orders, Brendan prayed to go on a pilgrimage into unknown
lands. An angel then showed him an island in a vision. In search of this beautiful
land, St Brendan set sail twice, first in a craft made from skins, and BRENDAN,
He took Idun and her apples in his claws and flew to JOTUNHEIM, the land of the
frost giants. The loss of the apples at first caused the gods to become weak and
old, with bleary eyes and loose Idun guarded a fabulous fruit tree, which ...
Odin hanged himself from one branch for nine days and then died, in order that
he might acquire the wisdom of the dead and bring back from their lands the
magic Runes. After Ragnarok, when the Nine Worlds are destroyed, Yggdrasil
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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