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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(See also TREASURES AND TALISMANS) Iduna see idun JORMUNGANd (left),
the serpent son of loki, was hurled into the icy ocean by Odin. There he grew to
such a monstrous size that he encircled Midgard and threatened sailors ...
There, on the mountain, an eagle and a serpent had recently had a terrible
quarrel. Each of the creatures had children but the eagle had eaten all the
serpent's offspring. The serpent complained to Shamash, who told him to trap the
eagle and ...
MUCILINDA is the king of the serpent deities, or water spirits, known as NAGAS.
According to a legend, Mucilinda sheltered the Buddha with the outspread hoods
of his seven heads during a downpour that lasted for seven days. When the sun ...
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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