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Legends And Myths Of India, Egypt, China And Japan : The Mythology Of The East: The Fabulous Stories Of The Heroes, Gods and Warriors of Ancient Egypt and Asia - Rachel Storm

Legends And Myths Of India, Egypt, China And Japan

The Mythology Of The East: The Fabulous Stories Of The Heroes, Gods and Warriors of Ancient Egypt and Asia

Paperback with Flaps on Inside & Back Covers Published: 1st January 2007
ISBN: 9781846810671
Number Of Pages: 256

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An authoritative A to Z guide to the mythologies and legends of the East, from ancient Egypt to Japan.

over 500 alphabetical entries describe the major mythical figures of each culture and their important to the ancient civilisations of the day.

Superb pictorial spreads illustrate the themes and symbols at the heart of each belief system, from the Pyramids and Ziggurats of Egypt and Babylon, to the Sacred Rivers of India, and the Seven Gods of Fortune of Design.

About the Author

Rachel Storm is a journalist and author specialising in religion, alternative religion and spirituality . Some of her published books include In Search of Heaven on Earth, An Investigation Into the Roots of Various New Age Beliefs and The Sacred Sea . She has also edited and written introductions to several books on mythology.

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beautifully illustrated and not overbearing with too many words. easy to read.

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Preface p. 6
The Myths Of Egypt and Mesopotamia p. 8
Introduction p. 10
Sacred Aninmals p. 20
Myths of the Flood p. 30
Serpents and Dragons p. 40
Gateways to the Gods p. 48
Underworlds p. 58
Dying and Rising Gods p. 66
Heroes and Quests p. 76
Angels and Djinn p. 84
The Myths Of India p. 90
Introduction p. 92
Mythical Mountains p.104
Bodhisattvas p.114
Tirthankaras p.124
The Avatars of Vishnu p.132
Sacred Rivers p.142
The Mother Goddess p.150
Dhyanibuddhas p.158
The Life of the Buddha p.166
The Myths Of China, Japan And South-East Asia p.172
Introduction p.174
Yin and Yang p.188
Creation Myths p.196
The Eight Immortals p.206
Shamans of Mongolia p.214
Chinese Dragons p.222
The Shichi Fukujin p.230
Demons p.238
China's Sacred Peaks p.246
Family Trees p.250
Picture Acknowledgements p.252
Index p.253
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ISBN: 9781846810671
ISBN-10: 1846810671
Audience: General
Format: Paperback with Flaps on Inside & Back Covers
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 1st January 2007
Publisher: Anness Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 29.5 x 23.0  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 1.27

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Rachel Storm

About the Author


Rachel Storm is a journalist and author specialising in religion, alternative religion and spirituality.

Her publications include In Search of Heaven on Earth, an investigation into the roots of various New Age beliefs; The Sacred Sea, an examination of myths and legends linked to the deep; Myths of the Near East; and The Exorcists. She has also edited and written introductions to several books on mythology.

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