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A Dictionary of Asian Mythology

David Leeming

Published in print January 2001 | ISBN: 9780195120523
Published online January 2002 | e-ISBN: 9780199891177 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acref/9780195120523.001.0001
A Dictionary of Asian Mythology

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Meet the supreme Gautama Buddha, the elephant-headed Hindu god Ganesa, and Chang O, the Lunar Toad who is Chinese goddess of the Moon. Journey to the sacred Cambodian ruins of Angkor and golden Mount Meru, home of the Hindu gods. Discover myths like the Stone and the Banana and the Churning of the Ocean of Milk, and explore archetypal themes such as the hero quest, sacrifice, and descent to the underworld.

This dictionary features stories of revered deities, sacred places, key events and epics, with many recurring themes and traditions. Entries address the key mythologies of the regions we now call India, China, Tibet, Central Asia, Southeast Asia, and Japan, and broad overviews of specific cultures and their mythic traditions round out the coverage.

Book.  553 pages.  66876 words. 

Subjects: Customs and Traditions

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Aditi and the Ādityas in A Dictionary of Asian Mythology

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