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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BALARAMA was the elder brother of KRISHNA, the eighth AVATAR of vishnu,
and was himself regarded as a partial avatar of the great Hindu "Preserver of the
Universe". When the evil King Kamsa heard of Krishna's amazing exploits, ...
Krishna's flute, calling the cowgirls out to dance in the moonlight, is believed to
symbolize the voice of the supreme lord calling all who hear him to divine
pleasures. As Krishna grew older, he began to rid the neighbourhood of
monsters and ...
Krishna agreed that he would. Years later, Sisupala attended a great sacrifice
along with numerous important kings. Knshna was also present. The celebration
was hosted by King Yudhishthira, who decided that the first homage should be ...
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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