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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INDRA, one of the chief deities of Indian mythology, is a god of storms and war
He appears in the Rig Veda - the ancient hymns forming part of the Veda, the
sacred knowledge of Hinduism - as the king of the gods. Indra is red or gold in
INDRA (above) is a weather and fertility god, and a leading Hindu deity. He is
shown wielding a vajra, or thunderbolt, and is seated on his mount, the elephant
Airanata. llhnaxnm) bones, sapphires from his eyes, rubies from his blood, ...
A powerful Brahman called Tvashtri was determined to overthrow Indra. He
fathered a son, Trisiras, whom he strengthened with his own powers. The son
had three heads; he read the Veda with his first head, he fed himself with the
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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