Dictionary of Ancient Deities

Author: Patricia Turner,Charles Russell Coulter
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195145045
Category: Social Science
Page: 597
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From Athena and Brahma to the evil demon king Kgworekara of the African Fan people and the Babylonian dream messenger Zagar, this title is one of the most extensive references ever compiled on ancient deities.

Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible

Author: Karel van der Toorn,Bob Becking,Pieter Willem van der Horst
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 9780802824912
Category: Religion
Page: 960
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The Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible (DDD) is the single major reference work on the gods, angels, demons, spirits, and semidivine heroes whose names occur in the biblical books. Book jacket.

A Dictionary of World Mythology

Author: Arthur Cotterell
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019107893X
Category: Social Science
Page: N.A
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The powerful gods of Greece, Rome, and Scandinavia, the more mystical deities of Buddhist and Hindu India, and the stern spirits of the African and American continents all reflect very different civilizations, yet they also demonstrate the unity of mankind in its fundamental need for explanations of the unknown. Arthur Cotterell sets out clearly the chief myths of the world and explains why different mythologies arose in different lands. * Comprehensive coverage in seven main sections of West Asia, South and Central Asia, East Asia, Europe, America, Africa, and Oceania * Clear and informative section introductions highlight the history and lifestyle of ancient peoples and the landscape in which they lived * Illustrated with black-and-white photographs and maps of each key area `An excellent reference book, as well as a good book for dipping into at leisure.' Greek Review

A Dictionary of Gods and Goddesses, Devils and Demons

Author: Manfred Lurker
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136106286
Category: Religion
Page: 464
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Containing around 1,800 entries this Dictionary covers, in one volume, all the important deities and demons from around the world. The gods of ancient mythology appear alongside the gods of contemporary religion, and `lesser' mythologies and religions are also fully covered. The author provides an extensive network of cross-references, allowing the reader to draw cross-cultural comparisons. The Dictionary will be an invaluable source of information for anyone interested in comparative religion or the diversity of religious views throughout the world.

A Dictionary of Egyptian Gods and Goddesses

Author: George Hart
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134930127
Category: Social Science
Page: 248
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Students of archaeology, travellers, visitors to museums and all those interested in mythology will value this comprehensive handbook. It details the major gods and goddesses and presents a broad survey of others, giving a vivid picture of the complexity and richness of the imagery of Egyptian mythology.

Historical Dictionary of Taoism

Author: Julian F. Pas
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 0810866374
Category: Religion
Page: 480
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This reference book on Taoism, one of the major spiritual traditions of China, includes in its coverage both Taoist philosophy and Taoist religion. An introduction provides overall insight into Taoist development through the ages, while the dictionary itself is comprised of 275 entries that define Taoist concepts, scriptures, deities, practices, and personalities. Includes an extensive bibliography.

The Routledge Dictionary of Gods and Goddesses, Devils and Demons

Author: Manfred Lurker
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134298161
Category: Religion
Page: 272
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This dictionary covers, in one volume, over 1,800 of the most important deities and demons from around the world. From classical Greek and Roman mythology to the gods of Eastern Europe and Mesopotamia, from Nordic giants to Islamic jinns and Egyptian monsters, it is packed with descriptions of the figures most worshipped and feared around the world and across time. Fully cross-referenced and featuring two handy guides to the functions and attributes shared by those featured, this dictionary is the essential resource for anyone interested in comparative religion and the mythology of the ancient and contemporary worlds.

Encyclopedia of Ancient Deities

Author: Charles Russell Coulter,Patricia Turner
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135963908
Category: Reference
Page: 610
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The history of the divine is the history of human thought. For as long as men and women have pondered the mysteries of their existence, they have answered their own questions with stories of gods and goddesses. Belief in these deities shaped whole civilizations, yet today many of their names and images lie buried. The Encyclopedia of Ancient Deities makes those names available to the general reader as well as the scholar. This reference work lists all the known gods through recorded history. Alphabetically arranged entries provide the name of each deity (with alternate spellings), as well as notes on names that may be linguistically or functionally related. The tribe or culture that worshiped the deity is identified, and the god's origins and functions are explained. An extensive bibliography provides opportunities for further research and an exhaustive index provides access to the entries through virtually all names, forms and kinds of deities.

A Dictionary of Ancient Near Eastern Mythology

Author: Dr Gwendolyn Leick
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134641036
Category: Social Science
Page: 240
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The Dictionary of Ancient Near Eastern Mythology covers sources from Mesopotamia, Syro-Palestine and Anatolia, from around 2800 to 300 BC. It contains entries on gods and goddesses, giving evidence of their worship in temples, describing their 'character', as documented by the texts, and defining their roles within the body of mythological narratives; synoptic entries on myths, giving the place of origin of main texts and a brief history of their transmission through the ages; and entries explaining the use of specialist terminology, for such things as categories of Sumerian texts or types of mythological figures.

Beute und Triumph

Zum kulturgeschichtlichen Umfeld antiker und mittelalterlicher Kriegstrophäen
Author: Florens Deuchler
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 3110414406
Category: History
Page: 229
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For the first time, this book presents a comprehensive history of the spoils of war from Old Testament evidence of the Battle of Megiddo through the pre-Napoleonic period. It gives special consideration to the Burgundian Booty of 1476. Using contemporary texts, the author investigates the nature, use, and impact of war plunder, placing the subject in a larger historical perspective to shed new light on established notions about the spoils of war.