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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HELEN was the daughter of LEDA and ZEUS, the wife of the Spartan king
MENELAUS, and the cause of the Trojan War. Her immortality as the daughter of
the supreme Greek deity suggests that Helen was once a goddess and that her ...
(Illustration erom lays oe Anutnt LUCRETIA was the wife of Tarquinius Collatinus
and represented the ideal of Roman womanhood. When Sextus, youngest son of
the Etruscan king TARQUINIUS SUPERBUS, raped her at dagger point around ...
According to one story, Zao Jun was once a poor man who, because he was
unable to support his wife, or because of a trick she played on him, had to allow
her to marry someone else. He wandered far and wide begging. One day, he ...
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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