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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He chose Sati, one of his 60 beautiful daughters, to be the wife of the great god,
SHIva. One tale tells how Daksha prepared an important sacrifice to which he
invited all the gods, including 1NDRA. However, he failed to invite Shiva. Sati
The naga Vasuki was used as a rope in the myth of the churning of the ocean
and was afterwards worn by SHIVA as a girdle that had the power to dispel
demons. When the great god VISHNU is resting, he sleeps on the naga known as
SHIVA is one of the principal Hindu deities who, together with VISHNU and
BRAHMA, forms the Trimurti, or triad of great gods. He is believed to have
developed from RUDRA, a minor deity who appears in the Rig Veda, the
collection of ...
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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