From Cosmology to Gods, Demons and Magic
By Martin J. Dougherty (Author)
Hinduism is quite possibly the oldest religion, populated by countless gods, from elephant-headed Ganesha to the fierce, blue Kali. Hindu Myths provides an excellent introduction to the religion’s varying tales of creation, major texts, and principal concerns. It explores such classics as the Ramayana and the Mahabharata—the latter being the longest-known epic in history—along with the puranas, stories where the gods battle for supremacy; the deities, including Brahma, Vishnu, and Lakshmi; and personalities such as Krishna, Lakshmana, and Hanuman.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)
Martin J. Dougherty is a writer specializing in military and defense topics. He is the author of Medieval Warrior, SAS and Elite Forces Guide Extreme Unarmed Combat, SAS and Elite Forces Guide Sniper, Small Arms: From the Civil War to the Present Day, and books on personal self-defense. He lives in northern England.