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Dictionary of gods and goddesses
Dictionary of gods and goddesses
Jordan, Michael, 1941-2004
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Review: 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.
Main title:
Edition:
2nd ed.
Imprint:
New York : Facts on File, c2004.
Collation:
xi., 402 p. : charts ; 25 cm.
Notes:
Rev. ed. of: Encyclopedia of gods. c1993.Includes index.Bibliography : p. 361-366.
ISBN:
0816059233
Dewey class:
202.11202.1103
Language:
English
Electronic access:
LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Brighton LibrarySociety and Beliefs202.11 JORAvailable
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