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A dictionary of Asian mythology

Author: David Adams Leeming
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Oxford University Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"David Leeming introduces the many mythologies of the Asian continent. Traveling through these pages, the reader may encounter the supreme Gautama Buddha; the elephant-headed Hindu god Ganesa; Chang O, the Lunar Toad and Chinese goddess of the Moon; the sacred Cambodian ruins of Angkor; and golden Mount Meru, home of the Hindu gods. Myths like the Stone and the Banana of Indonesian origin and the Indian Churning of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Reference works
Dictionaries
Dictionnaires polyglottes
Encyclopedias
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Leeming, David Adams, 1937-
Dictionary of Asian mythology.
New York, N.Y. : Oxford University Press, 2001
(OCoLC)607142525
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Adams Leeming
ISBN: 0195120523 9780195120523 0195120531 9780195120530
OCLC Number: 44750822
Description: v, 232 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Aditi and the Adityas --
to --
Zurvanism.
Responsibility: David Leeming.
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This is an A-Z dictionary of mythologies of the Asian continent. Major characters, places and events of Asian mythology, as well as certain relevant themes and cultural traditions are included.  Read more...

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Leeming's latest contribution to world literature is a reference junkie's delight * compact, orderly, suitably priced, and most important, authoritative without swamping the user in pedantry....A Read more...

 
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