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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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
Grendel, a man-devouring monster, met his match in thefeariess warrior Beowulf,
who seized the creature's hairy limh in a vice-like gnp and wrenched it from its
socket. Howling with pain and rage, Grendel fled hack to his watery lair and hied
The tales relate his battles against a terrible monster, the giant serpent or dragon
IllUYANKAS. When Taru overcame the monster, vegetation flourished, but when
he was vanquished all plant life withered and died. According to one tale, ...
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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