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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lStone cjumng, 12-Um century) meditative techniques as a means of release from
the cycle of death and rebirth. For Jains, the path to liberation demanded that
stringent austerities, including self-mortifications, be practised, while Buddhists ...
CTiretan painting 15m ceNTURY) AksoBhya (above), the "Immovable", was a
monk who took an oath that he would never again feel anger or revulsion. His
adherence to his vow eventually resulted in his attainment of enlightenment. He
is the ...
As a result, he was included in the list of SHICH1 FUKUJIN, the seven deities of
happiness or good luck, an assembly of immortals grouped together in the 17th
century by a monk who intended them to symbolize the virtues of a man of his
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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