The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Mythology: An A - Z Guide to the Myths and Legends of the Ancient World
The myths and legends of the ancient worlds, from Greece, Rome and Egypt to the Norse and Celtic lands, through Persia and India to China and the Far East. A comprehensive A to Z of the classic stories of gods and goddesses, heroes and mythical beasts, wizards and warriors.
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ANGRA MAINYU was the Zoroastrian principle of darkness, the antagonist of
Ahura Mazda. He tried to thwart Ahura Mazda's plans to create an earthly
paradise by sowing doubt and discord in the world, and even sought to destroy
ZARATHUSTRA see ZOROASTER. ZOHAK, according to ancient Iranian
mythology, was the son of a desert king. He was persuaded by ANGRA MAINyU,
the principle of darkness, to kill his father and seize the throne. Angra Mainyu
then took ...
The religious reformer ZOROASTER had taught that Ahura Mazda was the one
true god, who was set in eternal opposition to Angra Mainyu. This dualism, which
became sharper as time passed, presented a problem: if Ahura Mazda was ...
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Comprehensive reference guide to world mythology with sections on classical world, norse lands, south and central asia, egypt and west asia, celtic world, east asia. Entries are made in A-Z format within each main section with lots of full colour illustrations and photos. Read full review