Classical Hindu Mythology

Classical Hindu Mythology


  • Author : Cornelia Dimmitt
  • Publisher : Motilal Banarsidass
  • Release Date : 2015-01-01
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 373
  • ISBN 10 : 9788120839724


Classical Hindu Mythology Book Description :

The Mahapuranas embody the received tradition of Hindu mythology. This anthology contains fresh translations of these myths, only a few of which have ever been available in English before, thus providing a rich new portion of Hindu mythology. The book is organized into six chapters. "Origins" contains myths relating to creation, time, and space. "Seers, Kings and Supernaturals" relates tales of rivers, trees, animals, demons, and men, particularly heroes and sages. Myths about the chief gods are dealt with in three separate chapters: Krsna, Visnu, and Siva. The chapter The Goddess presents stories of the wives and lovers of the gods, as well as of Kali, the savage battle goddess. In their introductions, the editors provide a historical setting in which to discuss Hindu mythology as well as a full analysis of its basic sources. The many names are given the original. The editors have provided a thorough glossary to make these names accessible.

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Classical Hindu Mythology


  • Author : Cornelia Dimmitt
  • Publisher : Temple University Press
  • Release Date : 2012-06-20
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 388
  • ISBN 10 : 1439904642


Classical Hindu Mythology Book Description :

The Mahapuranas embody the received tradition of Hindu mythology. This anthology contains fresh translations of these myths, only a few of which have ever been available in English before, thus providing a rich new portion of Hindu mythology. The book is organized into six chapters. "Origins" contains myths relating to creation, time, and space. "Seers, Kings and Supernaturals" relates tales of rivers, trees, animals, demons, and men, particularly heroes and sages. Myths about the chief gods are dealt with in three separate chapters: "Krsna," "Visnu," and "Siva." The chapter "The Goddess" presents stories of the wives and lovers of the gods, as well as of Kali, the savage battle goddess. In their introductions, the editors provide a historical setting in which to discuss Hindu mythology as well as a full analysis of its basic sources. The many names given the gods and goddesses in the Sanskrit texts have been retained since their multiplicity is an essential part of the richness of the original. The editors have provided a thorough glossary to make these names accessible.

Classical Hinduism

Classical Hinduism


  • Author : Mariasusai Dhavamony
  • Publisher : Gregorian Biblical BookShop
  • Release Date : 1982
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 525
  • ISBN 10 : 8876524827


Classical Hinduism Book Description :

After a brief introduction on the idea of culture, enculturation and acculturation in social anthropology, a theology of culture, symbol and language is treated in order to lead to the central subject-matter of the Christian theology of inculturation, which is articulated in themes such as revelation and culture, redemptive incarnation as an exemplary model of inculturation, Lay people and inculturation, missionary spirituality and inculturation. The final chapters deal with inculturation in the Indian Church, the meeting of the Gospel with Asian religions, cultures and aspirations for full humanity, and Asian Christian theology.

Hindu Myths

Hindu Myths


  • Author : O' Flaherty
  • Publisher : Penguin Books India
  • Release Date : 1994
  • Genre: Hindu mythology
  • Pages : 357
  • ISBN 10 : 0144000113


Hindu Myths Book Description :

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 Pantheon&Mdash;The 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. &Nbsp;

Hindu Myths

Hindu Myths


  • Author : Wendy Doniger
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2004-06-24
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9780141903750


Hindu Myths Book Description :

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.

Japanese Mythology  Classic Stories of Japanese Myths  Gods  Goddesses  Heroes  and Monsters

Japanese Mythology Classic Stories of Japanese Myths Gods Goddesses Heroes and Monsters


  • Author : Scott Lewis
  • Publisher : Classical Mythology
  • Release Date : 2018-09-16
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 136
  • ISBN 10 : 1720063346


Japanese Mythology Classic Stories of Japanese Myths Gods Goddesses Heroes and Monsters Book Description :

Giant monsters. Tales of eternal love. The beginning of creation. Pint-sized warriors. Long voyages and insurmountable heroics are only a small piece of the classic myths that have helped shape Japan