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A dictionary of Asian mythology, David Leeming

Label
A dictionary of Asian mythology
Title
A dictionary of Asian mythology
Statement of responsibility
David Leeming
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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 the Ocean of Milk are likewise represented in detail, as are archetypal themes such as the hero quest, sacrifice, and descent to the underworld." "Assembled in an A to Z format, this dictionary presents the stories of the revered deities, sacred places, key events and epics, and recurring themes and traditions that make up the fabric of Asian mythology. There are specific entries addressing the key mythologies of the regions we now call India, China, Tibet, Central Asia, Southeast Asia, and Japan. Cross references highlight the diversity, interconnectedness, and complex beauty of Asian myth."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1937-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Leeming, David Adams
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mythology, Asian
  • Dictionaries, Polyglot
  • Asia
Label
A dictionary of Asian mythology, David Leeming
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
EBC1480932
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (232 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780199761494
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC1480932
  • (Au-PeEL)EBL1480932
  • (CaPaEBR)ebr11304634
  • (OCoLC)49343869
Label
A dictionary of Asian mythology, David Leeming
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
EBC1480932
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (232 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780199761494
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC1480932
  • (Au-PeEL)EBL1480932
  • (CaPaEBR)ebr11304634
  • (OCoLC)49343869

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