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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Rings of Power JL MONG THE Vikings, the ring was a potent symbol of power,
fortune and fame. / % A gift of honour ... The magical rings of Norse myth were
also symbols of destiny and, in their bleakest form, symbols of doom. One famous
Brahma was also sometimes known as Narayana, or "He Who Comes From the
Waters". In this guise, he was regarded as lying on a leaf, floating on the primeval
waters sucking his toe - a symbol of eternity. Brahma's following was probably at
Bishamon is normally represented as a blue-faced warrior clad in full armour,
and his attributes include a spear and a pagoda, a symbol of religious devotion.
He is sometimes known by the name Bishamon-tenno or Bishamonten, and is
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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