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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A.N'GRA MAINYU or Ahriman, the principle of darkness, was said to rule over the
demons. They specialized in ... One demon would lie in wait on the Chinvat
Bridge, which souls had to cross in order to reach AHURA MAZDA's paradise.
HANUMAN labove) wrestles with the demons of Ravana as he strives to find
Rama's wife, Sita. ... HANUMAN lleft), the Hindu monkey god. was well known for
his extraordinary agility, which enabled him to escape from the demon Ravana.
RAVANA was the demon king of LANKA whom RAMA, an AVATAR of the great
god VISHNU, was sent down to earth to vanquish. He had ten heads and was
said to be indestructible. In the Hindu epic, the Ramayana, he is portrayed as the
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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