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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The Avatars of Vishnu THE GREAT GOD VlSHNU WAS SEEN as the protector of
the world, having measured out the universe in three giant strides and
established it as the home of both gods and humanity. He was a benevolent deity
, and his ...
Narasimha labove) was the fourth avatar. Hiranyakashipu the demon, the twin
brother of Hiranyaksha, dethroned the god Indra and proclaimed himself king
ofthe universe. He was enraged by his son 's veneration of Vishnu and
(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 ...
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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