The Routledge Dictionary of Gods and Goddesses, Devils and Demons

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Taylor & Francis, Nov 11, 2004 - Religion - 272 pages
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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.

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Informative, a fine reference to what you seek though it needed some illustrations and photos. Read full review

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A basic dictionary of the different names of gods, goddesses, devils and demons of various belief systems. Read full review

About the author (2004)

Manfred Lurker was, from 1968 to 1980, editor of the Bibliography of Symbolism, Iconography and Mythology. Since 1974 he has been deputy chairman of the Symbolism Research Group in Salzburg. He has written widely on the history of religion, mainly from the point of view of symbolism, and his publications include Dictionary of Symbolism (3rd edition, 1985), The Gods and Symbols of the Ancient Egyptians (3rd edition, 1977; English edition, 1980) and Dictionary of Biblical Images and Symbols (2nd edition, 1978).

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