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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Just as the caste system of social organization has grown over the past 3,500
years, by incorporating the customs of newly amalgamated peoples but giving
them a low position in the social order, so Indian mythology did not reject many ...
Her worship survives today, while Indian Christians have also absorbed her into
their religion as the virgin MARY. ... Parijata In Hindu mythology, the tree that was
produced when the gods and the demons churned the ocean to prepare ...
Radha In Hindu mythology, the wife of the cowherd Ayanagosha and the lover of
KRISHNA, the most popular avatar of vishNU. Ayanagosha's sister told him of
Radha's adultery, but when he went in search of Radha and Krishna, he found
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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