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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ZEUS therefore fathered the great hero HERACLES through a mortal woman.
During the great battle between the gods and the Giants, Heracles played a
decisive part, finishing off each opponent with poisoned arrows. It is important to
Instead, Zeus ensured that she became the wife of a mortal king, Peleus of Phthia
. Thetis bore him seven sons, but she was dissatisfied with the mortality of her
children. She tested them with fire and boiling water, but none could withstand ...
Brynhild, defied Odin by helping her half- brother, Siegmund, against his wiil In
penance, Brynhild was condemned to lie defenceless on a hilltop until claimed
by a mortal. Later the god relented and softened his punishment by putting
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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