The Encyclopedia of Mythology: Classical Celtic Norse by Arthur Cotterell

By Arthur Cotterell

This can be more often than not an image e-book. it's in dictionary shape, with 3 dictionaries, one each one for Classical, Celtic, and Norse myths. the various illustrations are lavish and ideal, together with oil work, museum items, and story-book illistrations circa 1900. different illustrations (about a 3rd) are meritless; obviously interested in refill area within the book.

The textual content covers significant entries that may be present in any dictionary of mythology, yet falls significantly brief on minor characters and locations. it's also lacking numerous noticeable entries: for instance 'dwarf' and 'giant' and 'troll' are lacking from the Norse dictionary.

The Norse dictionary contains a smattering of characters from Baltic and Finnish (Kallevalla) mythology however it is much more incomplete than the Scandenavian entries.

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