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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BHAGIRATHA, according to Hindu mythology, was the sage who persuaded
Brahma and SHIVA to send the sacred river Ganges down to earth from heaven.
The earth had become littered with the ashes of the dead, and Bhagiratha
GANGA Iright) the personification of the sacred river Ganges, is usually depicted
holding a waterpot and a lotus in her hands. (SroNt, bi scm. 12ni i tsn m i GANGA.
according to Hindu mythology, is the goddess of the sacred river Ganges.
Sacred Rivers The GREAT river GANGES, which rises in the Himalayas and
flows across north-east India, is sacred to Hindus, who believe that bathing in her
water will enable them to reach Indra's heaven, Svarga, on Mount Menu. They
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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