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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on top of a pedestal; the offer of eternal youth on one island which was inhabited
by a queen and her daughters; intoxicating fruits; contagious laughter; revolving
fire; and a hermit who lived on salmon that was given by an otter and half a loaf ...
IIllustration Anon ) RIMDH, an intrepid voyager, discovered a secret island
beneath the waves, on which lived nine beautiful women who slept on nine
bronze beds. Thar eyes shone with rainbow light, bewitching Ruadhfor nine
blissful nights ...
Gilgamesh was two-thirds god, one-third man. He was so active and such a
womanizer that the inhabitants of Uruk, or Erech, the city where he lived,
appealed to the gods for help. The deities responded by creating another man
called Enkidu, ...
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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