Hindu Myths: A Sourcebook
Penguin, 1975 - Hindu mythology - 358 pages
These tales of Hindu gods and demons express in vivid symbols the metaphysical insights of ancient Indian priests and poets. This selection and translation of seventy-five seminal myths spans the wide range of classical Indian sources, from the serpent-slaying Indra of the Vedas (c. 1200 BC) to the medieval pantheonýthe phallic and ascetic Siva, the maternal and bloodthirsty Goddess, the mischievous child Krishna, the other avatars of Vishnu, and the many minor gods, demons, rivers and animals sacred to Hinduism. The traditional themes of life and death are set forth and interwoven with many complex variations which give a kaleidoscopic picture of the development of almost three thousand years of Indian mythology.
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HI THIS IS A VERY GOOD BOOK BUT NOT IN DEEP INFORMATION ABOUT HINDU. AND SOME INFORMATION HAS BEEN LOOKING NEW, eg. IN THE SCHOOL AND BY THE MOTHER SAYING STORIES AND BOOKS STORIES WAS SO DIFFERENT, WHY???
Review: Hindu Myths: A Sourcebook Translated from the Sanskrit (Penguin Classics)User Review - Oneal Isaac - Goodreads
Very good translation - easy to read and understand Read full review
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