Asian Mythologies

Asian Mythologies

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These 130 articles Aisan mythologies and cover such topics as Buddhist and Hindu symbolic systems, myth in pre-Islamic Iran, Chinese cosmology and demons, and the Japanese conceptions of the afterlife and the qvital spiritq. Also includes myths from Turkey, Korea, Tibet, and Mongolia. Illustrations.Curiously, the treatises on iconography retain the original duality of the myth using the name of Vamana for the dwarf who tricks ... by the Brahmans of the family of Bhrgu, notably his tutor and chaplain Sukracarya, who revived him after Indra had killed him. ... request of the dwarf who presents himself to him, for he recognizes Visnu in him and sees through his scheme. ... It is clear that he is no demon per se, for an asura may be a good asura if he submits to the will of Visnu and to theanbsp;...

Title:Asian Mythologies
Author:Yves Bonnefoy, Wendy Doniger
Publisher:University of Chicago Press - 1993-05-15


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