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Goddess worship has long been a significant aspect of Hinduism. In this book David Kinsley, author of The Sword and the Flute Kali & Krsna: Dark Visions of the Terrible and the Sublime in Hindu Mythology, sorts out the rich yet often chaotic history of Hindu goddess worship.
This book celebrates the plants of the Old Testament and New Testament, including the Apocrypha, and of the Quran. From acacia, the wood of the tabernacle, to wormwood, whose bitter leaves cured intestinal worms, 81 fascinating chapters covering every plant that has a true botanical counterpart tell the stories of the fruits and grains, grasses […]
Everyone has heard of the Minotaur in the labyrinth on Crete and many know that the Greek gods would adopt the guise of a bull to seduce mortal women. But what lies behind these legends?The Power of the Bull discusses mankind’s enduring obsession with bulls. The bull is an almost universal symbol throughout Indo-European cultures. […]