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 seek ...
Vishnu is generally represented as a handsome youth, dark-blue in colour and
dressed like an ancient king. In his four hands he carries a conch shell, a discus,
a club and a lotus flower. His vehicle is the splendid sun bird Garuda who was
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
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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