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.