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The king plotted (unsuccessfully) to have Bellerophon killed. Hippolytus was less
fortunate. He was the object of desire of his stepmother Phaedra, an affection he
found repulsive. Scorned and humiliated, Phaedra committed suicide, leaving a ...
Part of this danger is due to the fact that hunting peoples such as the Inuit rely on
hunting animals which have souls that must be propitiated by the hunter after
being killed. Similarly, reindeer herders such as the Evenk must make sure that ...
Ravana, the enemy of Rama, was cursed to fall from paradise to endure three
births as a demon and to be killed each time by Vishnu. In his first birth he was
Hiranyakashipu, who was killed by Narasimha, the fourth incarnation of Vishnu; ...
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This is an old book (1970s) I inherited from my father. It's rather intense so I only refer to it when one of my 'newer' books can't answer one of my questions. My favourite sections would be the one ... Read full review
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