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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1912) CUCHULAINN, in Irish mythology, was the champion warrior of Ulster. His
name means "the Hound of Culann", although he was usually called the Hound
of Ulster. Cuchulainn was the Irish Achilles, a larger-than-life fighter whose bouts
THE FIANNA lright), a fierce band of free warriors, guarded the High King of
Ireland and roved up and down the countryside on various ventures. Hand-
picked, they were gifted in both arms and the arts. Although close-knit, occasional
OLWEN, in Welsh mythology, was the daughter of the giant Yspaddaden and her
suitor was CULHWCH, one of King ARTHUR's warriors. Culhwch's stepmother
hated him so much that she cursed him to marry only Olwen, a girl whom the ...
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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