About the Book:
Asiatic Mythology is a great pioneer work and contains a detailed description
and explanation of the mythologies of all the great nations of Asia by scholars
like J. Hackin, Clement Huart, Raymonde Linossier, H. de Wilman-Grabowska, Charles-Henri
Marchal, Henri Maspero and Serge Eliseev.
The mythologies discussed here are that of Persia (Parsi mythology), Kafirs
(a non-muslim sect of Afghanistan), Buddhism in India, Brahmanic Mythology,
Lamaism, Mythology of Indo-China and Java, Mythology of modern China and the
mythology of Japan. These sections are brought together, translated, illustrated
with 16 plates and 354 monochromes, and equipped with an index, is most copious
and useful. Each section recounts the wonderful myths and stories and explains
the accompanying art.
Though written by experts, the book is clear, explicit, and easy to read. It
is both historical and explanatory. The history and evolution of the various
religions, sects, and mythologies are outlined. The myths are retold and fully
explained. The mythological personages are identified. This book is a wonderful
read for anybody who is or is not acquainted with the various mythologies.