Gods and Deities

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Adapted from ancient sources, these signs, seals, and symbols range from the simplest drawings of Egyptian gods to intricate images of Greek and Roman deities. These 142 black-and-white illustrations depict Assyrian, Babylonian, Nordic, Incan, and Aztec gods, as well as figures from cultures of the American Indian, Japanese, and Chinese.
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Adapted from ancient sources, these signs, seals, and symbols range from the simplest drawings of Egyptian gods to intricate images of Greek and Roman deities. These 142 black-and-white illustrations depict Assyrian, Babylonian, Nordic, Incan, and Aztec gods, as well as figures from cultures of the American Indian, Japanese, and Chinese.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780486996127
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publication date: 5/25/2004
  • Series: Dover Electronic Clip Art Series
  • Edition description: CD-ROM and Book
  • Pages: 64
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 10.92 (h) x 0.14 (d)

Table of Contents

Mithras--The Sun, The Light, The Truth (Persian)
Genius of wine (Pompeian)
Diana of Ephesus--The Allmother and Fertility (Asia Minor)
Egyptian Gods
  Osiris--The Judge of the Dead
  Isis--Motherhood and Fertility
  Sebek--The Destroying Power of the Sun
  Keb--The Earth
  Khensu--The Moon
  Khnemu--The Moulder
  Horus--The Rising Sun
  Ra--The Sun
  Bast--The Living Power of the Sunlight
  Temu--Dawn and Dusk
  Maat--Law and Justice
  Net--The Hunt
  Amen-Ra--The Reproductive Forces of Life
  Set--War and Evil
  Ptah--Creation and Resurrection
  Thoth--Wisdom and Learning, The Scribe
  Mut--The Nature
  Anubis--The Nether World
  Neb-thet--The Family
  Hathor--The Sky
Assyrian--Babylonian Gods
  Dagon--God of the Earth and Agriculture (Philistian-Assyrian)
  Nimrod--God of the Hunt (Babylonian)
  Marduc--The Creator (Babylonian)
  Winged guard of the symbolic tree (Babylonian)
  Babylonian kings and winged divinities before the symbolic tree
  Ashur--God of War (Assyrian)
  Oannes--Science and Letters (Babylonian)
  Nisroch--Thhe Eagle Headed God (Assyrian)
  Demon or disease and evil (Babylonian)
  Nisroch before the symbolic tree
Roman--Greek Gods
  Jupiter (Roman)--Zeus (Greek). God of Heaven, Law, Thunder and Lightning
  Vulcan (Roman)--Hephaestus (Greek). God of Fire and the Blacksmiths
  Apollo (Greek)--Helios (Roman). God of the Sun, Science and Prophecy
  Minerva (Roman)--Athene (Greek). Goddess of Wisdom and the Arts
  Venus (Roman)--Aphrodite (Greek). Goddess of Love and Beauty
  Diana (Roman)--Artemis (Greek). Goddess of the Moon and the Hunt
  Juno (Roman)--Hera (Greek). Goddess of Marriage and Birth
  Hades (Greek)--Pluto (Roman). God of The Nether World
  Hercules (Roman)--Heracles (Greek). The Strength
  Demeter (Greek)--Ceres (Roman). Goddess of the Harvest
  Hermes (Greek)--Mercurius (Roman). God of Commerce, Transport and Thievery
  Aesculapius (Roman)--Asclepius (Greek). Medicine and Health
  Poseidon (Greek)--Neptune (Roman). God of the sea
  Hebe (Greek)--Juventas (Roman). Goddess of Youth
Nordic--Germanic Gods
  Odhinn-Wodan--Storm, Rain and Harvest
  Frigg-Freya--Dawn and Fertility
  Fro-Freyr--The Sun and Growth
  Thorr-Thunar--Thunderstorm and War
Incan Gods and Symbols (Peruvian)
  The god of the air
  Snail symbol
  Serpent symbol
  Contest between the gods of the earth and the sea
Aztec Gods from Copan, Honduras
  Huitzilopochtli--God of War
  Coatlicue--Goddess of the Earth
  Mictlantecutli--God of Hell and Death
  Mayan idols from Yucatan
Mayan Altar Tablets from Palenque, Mexico
  Priests--Altar of the Cross
  Tablet of holydays--Altar of the Cross
  Altar of the foliated cross
  Altar of the sun
North American Indian Gods and Spirits
  Wa-hun-de-dan--Goddess of War
  Mana-bozho--God of Dawn, Fire and Air
  Manito--The Great Spirit
  Athenesic--The Moon Goddess
  Unkatahe--Goddess against Disease
  The bad spirit of the dark sky
  Yo-he-wah--The Spirit of the Grass
  The good spirit of the blue sky
  Animiki--The God of Storm and Thunder
  The spirit of evil and hell
Northwest American Family Totems
  The dragonfly
  The raven
  The killer whale
  The beaver
  The thunderbird
  The sword whale
  The sea lion
  The bear
Vedic--Hindu Gods
  Prakraty--The Power of Manifestation
  Mudevi--Goddess of War
  Subramanja--God of Victory
Vedic--Hindu Gods and Symbols
  Pran--The Nature
  Pran symbols
Vedic--Hindu Gods
  Maja--The Allmother
  Indra--God of Thunder and Rain
  Ganesha--God of Wisdom
  Jotma--The Might
Brahmanic Divinities
  Parashakti--The Trimurti Mother
  Vishnu--The Preservation
  Shiva--The Destruction
  Brahma--The Creation
The Taoist Trinity
  Tao-chun, Yu-huang, and Laocius
  Ma-tsu-p'o--The Taoist Queen of Heaven with Her Two Attendants
The Eight Taoist Immortals
  Ho hsien-ku--Patron of the House
  Lan ts'ai-ho--Patron of the Flowers
  Chang kuo-lao--The Magic Power
  Han hsiang-tzu--The Power of Growing
  Chung-li ch'uan--The Resurrection
  Lu tung-pin--The Supernatural Power
  Li t'ieh-kuai--Patron of the Beggars
  Ts'ao kuo-chiu--Patron of the Theatrical Art
Confucian--Buddhist
  Confucius--Ethic and Moral
  Chu jung--God of Fire
  Mara--The Tempter and Arch Fiend
Buddhist Gods
  Amida buddha--The boundless Light
  Kuan yin--Goddess of Mercy and Protector of Children
  Manjusri--God of Wisdom
The Four Heavenly Kings (Buddhist)
  Mo-li ching--Guardian of the East
  Mo-li hung--Guardian of the South
  Mo-li hai--Guardian of the West
  Mo-li shou--Guardian of the North
Buddhist Gods
  Lei kung--God of Thunder
  Shou Hsing--God of Longevity
  Tien Mu--Goddess of Lightning
The Seven Gods of Luck (Japanese)
  Bishamon--War and Victory
  Ebisu-Fisherman's Luck
  Fukurokujin--Prophecy and Miracles
  Daikoku--Wealth and Happiness
  Benten--Art and Literature
  Hotei--Wisdom
  Jurojin--Longevity
Good Luck Toys for Children (Japanese)
  Charm rake--Old couple of Elgium
  Kintoki--The Strong Boy from the Hakone Mountains
  Charm rake--O-Kame Mask
  Tengu--The Gremlin of Pranks and Mischief guarded by Two Karasu-Tengu
Shinto Animism (Japanese)
  The giant catfish who lives at the bottom of the ocean under Japan and whose movements are the source of the earthquakes
  Tora--The Tiger--The Power of Faith by Kakunen
  Uma--The Horse--Agricultural Prosperity by Keisai
  I--The Wild Boar--Fertility and Courage by Kakunen
  Tsuru--The Crane--Good Luck
  Kame--The Tortoise--Longevity
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