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"For more than 60,000 years, people have worshiped deities of the sun, sky, and sea, as well as creator gods, relying on the guidance of faith in the midst of the mysterious world around them. Dictionary of Gods and Goddesses, Second Edition provides access to more than 2,500 of these religious figures, from the famous to the obscure, and from the earliest times to today. Each entry details the culture that worshipped the deity, the god's function and characteristics, and the symbols used in identification. Longer entries for major figures ...
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Overview

"For more than 60,000 years, people have worshiped deities of the sun, sky, and sea, as well as creator gods, relying on the guidance of faith in the midst of the mysterious world around them. Dictionary of Gods and Goddesses, Second Edition provides access to more than 2,500 of these religious figures, from the famous to the obscure, and from the earliest times to today. Each entry details the culture that worshipped the deity, the god's function and characteristics, and the symbols used in identification. Longer entries for major figures include known periods of worship, references in art and literature, and further insight into the deity's life and times." New features, including cross-references and a comprehensive index, make this revised edition more accessible than ever. Dictionary of Gods and Goddesses, Second Edition is an indispensable resource perfect for general readers interested in mythology and religion, as well as scholars of religious studies, anthropology, history, and archaeology.
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This revised second edition of a work originally published over a decade ago provides an impressive listing of 2500 entries on all things related to worshiping deities from the earliest times to today. Boasting numerous cross references and a truly meticulous index as its most notable new features, the book covers a wide range of cultures, such as Aztec, Babylonian, Celtic, and Egyptian. The only drawback is that while some entries provide adequate information about a religious figure (e.g., Prometheus), many others barely scratch the surface. Overall, however, Jordan (Gods of the Earth) manages to balance the important with the trivial. A good starting point for general readers; scholars and researchers will need additional resources.--Mirela Roncevic Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
School Library Journal
Gr 9 Up-More accurately titled than the original (Encyclopedia of Gods, 1993), this revision expands Pacific Asia coverage and adds Helen and Baphomet, cross-references, and a brief bibliography. Entries number more than 2500; most are extremely brief. Mars is not mentioned under Ares, nor are Diana, Juno, or Vulcan in their counterparts' entries (Venus is given as a synonym for Aphrodite, but Hera has "no synonyms"); the Roman deities are treated as if independent, contradicting a comment in the introduction. Some readers might object to the inclusion of Allah and Yhwh, and/or to Jesus's exclusion, especially since non-Christian "saints" like the minor Pao Kung, a mortal living ca. 1000 C.E., are included (as is the Buddha, arguably not a "demigod." The art and literary references cited (sometimes the deity's visual attributes are given) are useful. Although this title is reliable and far more extensive than Neil Philip's Mythology of the World (Houghton, 2004), that book's inviting pages will lure many more users than this unillustrated volume with terse descriptions.-Patricia D. Lothrop, St. George's School, Newport, RI Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780816064908
  • Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/25/2005
  • Series: Facts on File Library of Religion and Mythology Series
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 416
  • Age range: 14 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.38 (w) x 9.28 (h) x 1.04 (d)

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