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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The great god VISHNU came to the aid of the beleaguered deities , incarnated as
Kurma the turtle . " I will restore your strength ” , said Vishnu , “ but only if you
follow exactly these instructions . Forget about your quarrel with the demons , and
Another titantic struggle was fought by Narasimha the man - lion , Vishnu's fourth
incarnation , against the giant's twinbrother Hiranyakasipu , " golden dress " . By
subjecting himself to incredible austerities Hiranyakasipu had obtained ...
He was invulnerable to man , beast and all weapons , and was the special
enemy of VISHNU . However , Prahlada , Hiranyakasipu's son , worshipped
Vishnu , who protected him from his father's wrath . One day , Prahlada told his
father that ...
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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