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 bodhisattva is said to have appeared on a small island in the middle of
Lhasa and, on seeing the immense suffering of all the creatures who surrounded
him, to have vowed that he would never leave the world until every one attained ...
KAMI-MUSUBIsee OKUNINUSW. KANNON see KWANNON. The Kappa,
according to Japanese mythology, are a race of monkey-like demons. They live
in ponds and rivers, and lure human beings, as well as other creatures, down into
Chinese Dragons The Chinese dragon came first in the mythical hierarchy of 360
scaly creatures, and was one of the four animals who symbolized the cardinal
points. Associated with the east, the dragon stood for sunrise, spring and fertility ...
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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