Hindu Myths: A Sourcebook
Penguin, 1975 - Gods, Hindu - 358 pages
Recorded in sacred Sanskrit texts, including the Rig Veda and the Mahabharata, Hindu Myths are thought to date back as far as the tenth century BCE. Here in these seventy-five seminal myths are the many incarnations of Vishnu, who saves mankind from destruction, and the mischievous child Krishna, alongside stories of the minor gods, demons, rivers and animals including boars, buffalo, serpents and monkeys. Immensely varied and bursting with colour and life, they demonstrate the Hindu belief in the limitless possibilities of the world - from the teeming miracles of creation to the origins of the incarnation of Death who eventually touches them all.
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Review: Hindu MythsUser Review - Emily - Goodreads
i wasn't too impressed with this collection of Hindu myths. i found the format hard to follow and i found the notes and explanations actually hindered my understanding because it either referenced other versions of the myth that were not in the book or read much earlier. Read full review
Review: Hindu Myths: A SourcebookUser Review - Hanskrishna - Goodreads
Another very excellent book on Hindu mythology. The contents would be somewhat confusing and contradictory to those unfamiliar with Hindu mythology but a rich collection of lore to those who know. Read full review