1st Edition

A Dictionary of Gods and Goddesses, Devils and Demons




ISBN 9780415039444
Published July 17, 1987 by Routledge
464 Pages

USD $32.95

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Book Description

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.

Reviews

`This Dictionary contains around 1800 entries which include all of the more important supernatural beings who have acquired a kind of "personality". These include the pantheons of classical cultures and the world religions of today. Also included are the religious systems of the so-called "primitive" races. - Theology Digest

`By gathering together in one volume material from many different sources, and by bringing to light so many interconnections between religions, the author has provided a highly useful tool'. - Your Future, March 1988