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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Whereas followers of the non-Mahayana schools of Buddhism tend to venerate
GAUTAMA BUDDHA, Mahayana Buddhists make any one of the five
Dhyanibuddhas their chief object of worship. Occasionally, Gautama Buddha
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 ...
In a story from the Hindu epic, the Ramayana, Indra seduced Ahalya, the wife of
the great sage Gautama. One day, when he knew that the sage was away from
his home, Indra disguised himself, visited Gautama's wife and pressed her to ...
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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