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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A gigantic demon in Hindu and Buddhist mythology, Hayagriva was the Indian
equivalent of a Titan, a daitya. He was an enemy of the gods and spent his time
making mischief and threatening world order. The most daring attack that ...
He appeared to counter the power of Bali, the demon king of the giants. Through
his devotion and penance Bali defeated Indra, humbled the gods, and extended
his rule over heaven, earth and the infernal regions. In answer to the appeal of ...
Already, opin's sacred trees in Frisia were being cut down by Christian
missionaries, among them St Boniface (674–754). Rahu A Hindu demon who
causes eclipses of the sun and moon. During the churning of the ocean, the
battle between ...
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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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