|Le Leggende dei Veda - Volume 06|
The Legends of the Veda
Mitologika - Volume 06
Would you ever suspect that your avatar, the image you choose to represent yourself in the virtual world, comes from avatara, literally the embodied form of a god?
Do you know that Nagini, Lord Voldemort's faithful snake companion in the Harry Potter saga, owes his name to the Nagini, female counterparts of the Naga, lineage of snakes from Hindu myths who can choose whether to present themselves with completely human or reptilian features?
There are stories and words that are part of our imagination and common use, which actually lead to places far away from us. Like India, that is the country tell about Mitologika - The legends of the Veda, sixth volume of the illustrated book series that the author Alessia Mainardi created to discover mythologies around the world.
Between divinities with extraordinary powers and fairy-tale, curses, revenge and monstrous animals, the journey unfolds through myths and legends that are at the origin of what is now multi-faceted Hinduism. A story in words and images that also dedicates a part to the Kama Sutra, a deep and complex concept of the feeling of love, where body, mind and soul are inextricably linked to each other, so much so that they cannot exist except in connection.
Italian language only, colours illustrated book, 100 pages, A4 (21x29,7cm)
Self-publishing in collaboration with Casa Ailus