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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Gautama Buddha was the founding master of Buddhism and is regarded as the
most perfect of holy men, rather than as a deity. By most accounts, he was bom in
the sixth century BC into the kshatriya, or warrior, caste at Kapilavastu, just ...
MAITREYA is the buddha of the future and the last earthly buddha. Regarded as
the embodiment of love, his name means the "Benevolent" or "Friendly One".
Maitreya is currently a BOD- HISATTVA dwelling in the TUSHITA or "Joyful"
The Life of the Buddha BEFORE HE ACHIEVED enlightenment, the Buddha had
lived through a long series of existences as a bodhisattva, striving to be generous
and moral, to shun possessions and to gain insight. He was eventually reborn ...
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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