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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To release it from his grasp, Vishnu assumed the form of a dwarf for his fifth
incarnation. He requested from Bali as much territory as he could cover in three
strides. Bali easily granted this apparently trivial request, and Vishnu,
transformed into ...
(See also THE AVATARS OF VISHNU) Rati see kama. RATNASAMBHAVA is
one of the DHYAN1BUDDHAS, "Great Buddhas of Wisdom". He is the "Source of
Secret Things" and "He Who is Bom of the Jewel". In Tibet he is often shown ...
Together with SHIVA and BRAHMA, he belongs to the triad of great gods known
as the Trimurti. The preserver of the world, Vishnu is majestic and at times
terrifying. On the whole, however, he is a benevolent deity and far less frightening
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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