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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PSYCHE was so beautiful that Aphrodite became jealous and sent her son, Eros,
to inspire Psyche with a passion for an ugly man, but he was so entranced when
he saw her that he dropped an arrow on his foot, and so fell in low with her ...
At the end of their adventure, however, the travellers saw that Skrymir and Utgard
were no more than magic creations sent out by the frightened frost giants to
mystify mighty Thor. HUG1NN ("Thought") and Muninn ("Memory") were the
The rishis responded by cursing Shiva and, when this had no effect, they sent a
fearsome tiger to devour him. The great god simply removed the skin of the tiger
with his fingernail and draped it around his neck like a shawl. The rishis then sent
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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