Asiatic Mythology: A Detailed Description and Explanation of the Mythologies of All the Great Nations of Asia

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THE WAR FOR THE RELICS From Sānchī.

INDEX
ACHÆMENID dynasty in Persia, 36; mythology of the period, 37-39
Active and Passive Principles, the, in Chinese mythology, 267, 271
Adhar-Gushnasp, 42 Ādi-Buddhas (Vairochana, Vajradhara), 161, 243-244
Aditi, celestial Space, 103 Ādityas, the, 103
Aēshma, a demon, 43
Aga-mi-ketsu-no-kami, 406
Agents, the three, in Chinese mythology, 342-343
Agni, spirit of the sacrificial fire, 111-112; and Yama, 116; wife of, 125; Kārttikeya the son of, 129 n.
Ahriman, 41, 42
Ahura Mazda, 37, 41, 42, 43
Aizen-myôô, 418-420
Aka-Manah, 43
Akāṣsagarbha, 428, 435
Akhtar, the twelve, 42
Akshobhya, 97, 98, 243, 422, 427, 428
Akwān, a demon, 52
Al, a demon, 52
'Alī, 36, 49-50
Ama-no-Hohi, 394
Ama-no-Oshiho-mimi, 394
Ama-no-Uzume, 392
Ama-tsu-mika-hoshi, 401
Amarīvati, 110
Amaterasu, celestial kingdom of, 388-394; withdrawing and return of, 391-392; conquest of the Earth by, 394- 396; mentioned, 400, 402, 405, 415
Amaterasu-oho-hiru-me, 390
Amaterasu-Oho-mi-Kami, 392, 399
Ame-no-tajikara-wo, 392
Ame-waka-hiko, 394-395
Ameretāt, 41
Amesha Spentas, the, 41
Amida, regarded as divine personage in Japanese popular creeds, 416; the only Buddha, 417; Muryôju, Muryôkô, Kanro-ô, 420-422; terrible manifestation of, 423; residence of, 427
Amitābha, as Dharmākara, 93; his vow to attain to Bodhi, 93; emanation from him of Avalokitesvara, 94; and the Sukhāvati Paradise, 160-161, 378, 379-381; incarnations of, 162, 171, 176; mentioned, 204, 228, 238, 243, 244, 304, 305, 352, 372, 420
Amitāyus, a form of Amitābha, 161; a Dhyāni-Buddha, 416; mentioned, 420, 427, 440
Amoghapāṣsa, 441
Amoghasiddi, 427
Amoghavajra, 427, 436
Amra, 58
Amṛita, 420
Amṛita, the liquor of immortality, 135, 136, 138, 161, 198, 214, 219, 220, 222
Amṛita Kuṇḍalin, 428
Amṛita Kuṇḍika, 425, 428
Amshaspands, the six, 41, 43
Anāhitā, 38
Anaitis, 42
Ananda, 82-83, 156, 158, 194
Anangopa, a Mahāsiddha, 179
Ananta, serpent, 138, 208, 219, 226, 235
Ancestors, the, cult of, in China, 290, 301-302
Angels, in Persian mythology, 51, 55
Angkor Vat, art of--see Khmer mythology
Angra Mainyu, 41, 42-43
Animals, Japanese gods protecting, 432, 439, 440
Ao fish or monster, 314
Ao Jun, Dragon-king, 277
Ao K'in, Dragon-king, 277
Ao Kuang, Dragon-king, 277
Ao Shun, Dragon-king, 277
Apō, water, 42
Apsarases, the, 113-115, 124, 136, 142 n., 212, 220-221, 227
Aralgho Goa, and Gesar, 183-184
Ardabahisht, 41
Ardhanari, 233
Arhats, the sixteen or eighteen, 305, 309, 346-348
Arsacid dynasty, the, 36; mythology of the period, 39- 40
Aruṇa, 137
Arya Achalanātha, 425
Arya mahāratna sumatikīrti, 175
Asanga, 441
Asfandarmad, 41
Asha-Vahishta, 41

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Table of contents

  • Title Page 5
  • Translator's Note 7
  • Contents 9
  • Illustrations 17
  • Introduction 27
  • The Mythology of Persia 35
  • The Mythology of the KĀfirs 57
  • The Mythology of Buddhism in India 61
  • Brahmanic Mythology 100
  • The Mythology of Lamaism 147
  • The Mythology of Indo-China and Java 187
  • Buddhist Mythology in Central Asia 242
  • The Mythology of Modern China 252
  • The Mythology of Japan 385
  • Buddhist Mythology 412
  • Index 449
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