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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DEVI Iabove), the great Hindu gixldess. is the subject of an attempted seduction
by her husband Shiva. On the right, he praises her for huving resisted temptation.
lSandstone Cuirodia. I3thCEnttun[) DEVI (left) is honoured by the Hindu gods.
ITleirmoth. smcisnm) HANUMAN lleft), the Hindu monkey god. was well known
for his extraordinary agility, which enabled him to escape from the demon
Ravana. IJaipur l7mcENn,wj LANKA and drove a magnificent chariot, which the
NAGAS, according to Hindu belief, are semi-divine but powerful serpents who
guard the treasures of the earth. They are often associated with fertility but can
occasionally prove dangerous. Whereas some nagas are depicted with several ...
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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