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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Only he possessed the authority to beg for the ancestral blessings, to counter the
ancestral curses and to rule on behalf of Shang Di, Buddhism filtered from India
to China, where it still thrives. However, whereas Chinese Buddhist priests ...
The Chinese Buddhist goddess of mercy Kuanyin (below), is unwilling to enter
Nirvana because of her awareness of worldly suffering. 22052197 1650– 102.7
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She is often shown seated on a lion, holding the sun in her hand, or as an
elegant young woman holding a lotus, the flower holy to Hindus and Buddhists.
According to legend, the Tibetan peoples descend from Avalokitesvara and Tara.
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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
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