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 deity sometimes appears in male form, sometimes female. Usually
associated with the evening star, Ruda was sometimes known as Arsu. RUSTEM,
the hero of the 10th- century Iranian epic Shah-Namch, was the son of ZAL, and a
As a result, Kama was sometimes called Ananga, or "Bodiless". KAMSA see
KRISHNA. KARTT1KEYA, also known as Skanda, is a warrior god who
campaigns against demons. The deity is sometimes said to have been raised by
the stars of ...
They are often benign, and are worshipped as protective spirits and bringers of
fertility. Female yakshas are known as yakshis. In Buddhism, the yakshas are
sometimes wild creatures who haunt lonely places and show hostility towards
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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