The Macmillan Illustrated Encyclopedia of Myths & Legends
Macmillan, 1989 - 260 pages
Fully indexed and containing lavish color illustrations and a wealth of line drawings, this is the most up-to-date, beautiful, and graphically useful reference of its kind on the market today.
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Parallel with Shinto and complementing it is Buddhism, a more philosophical
faith centred on one figure, Buddha (below), and based on a body of scripture.
Adapted in various forms by the Japanese, it also permeates and colours their
Legend relates that a north Indian prince, Gautama Siddhartha (c.563– 479 BC),
became Buddha. Buddha never denied the Hindu pantheon and claimed that in
earlier lives he had been INDRA, the Hindu sky god. As the moment approached
Mara recognized that BUDDHA's goodness threatened his dominion over evil.
While Buddha sat in contemplation, immobile beneath a tree, Mara tried
everything possible in order to disturb Buddha's single-minded concentration. He
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This gorgeously illustrated book is divided into three sections: essays on the role of myth in major civilizations, including non-European ones; an encyclopedia of gods and goddesses; and a micropedia ... Read full review