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 Ancient Deities


Author: Patricia Turner,Charles Russell Coulter
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195145045
Category: Social Science
Page: 597
View: 3269

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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.

Aus dem Wörterbuch des Teufels


Author: Ambrose Bierce
Publisher: marixverlag
ISBN: 3843802017
Category: Fiction
Page: 160
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"The Bitter Bierce". Siegeszug der zynischen Vernunft Der amerikanische Schriftsteller Ambrose Bierce (1842-Weihnachten/Neujahr 1913/14) hatte nicht nur eine scharfe Zunge, sondern auch eine spitze Feder. Er war einer der schillerndsten Gestalten im literarischen Amerika des 19. Jahrhunderts - die personifizierte Provokation und ein gehässiger Zyniker, der kein Thema ausließ. Ganz gleich, ob es um allgemeine, kleine oder große Schwächen des Menschengeschlechts ging - seinem Hohn war nichts heilig. Berühmt wurde er mit seinem "Wörterbuch des Teufels", einer Sammlung galliger und pointiert-geistreicher Aphorismen.

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.

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: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415340182
Category: Religion
Page: 263
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From classical Greek and Roman mythology to the gods of Eastern Europe and Mesopotamia; from Nordic giants to Islamic jinns and Egyptian monsters, this dictionary is packed with descriptions of the figures most worshipped and feared around the world and across time. Fully cross-referenced and with over 100 illustrations, it also features two appendices listing the functions and attributes shared by these deities and demons. Covering over 1800 of the most important gods and demons from around the world, this 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.

Gylfaginning


Author: Snorri Sturluson
Publisher: Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft Abt. Verlag
ISBN: 9783534093243
Category: Religion
Page: 669
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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.