A DICTIONARY OF GODS AND GODDESSES DEVILS AND DEMONS

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A Dictionary Of Gods And Goddesses Devils And Demons

Author : Manfred Lurker
ISBN : 9781136106286
Genre : Religion
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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.
Category: Religion

The Routledge Dictionary Of Gods And Goddesses Devils And Demons

Author : Manfred Lurker
ISBN : 0415340187
Genre : Religion
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From classical Greek and Roman mythology to the gods of Eastern Europe and Mesopotamia; from Nordic giants to Islamic jinns and Egyptian monsters, this dictionary is packed with descriptions of the figures most worshipped and feared around the world and across time. Fully cross-referenced and with over 100 illustrations, it also features two appendices listing the functions and attributes shared by these deities and demons. Covering over 1800 of the most important gods and demons from around the world, this is the essential resource for anyone interested in comparative religion and the mythology of the ancient and contemporary worlds.
Category: Religion

The Dictionary Of Magic Mystery

Author : Melusine Draco
ISBN : 9781846948077
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Every good reference book is both a product and a reflection of its time. The Dictionary of Magic & Mystery is not just another compendium or dictionary of occultism: it is a jumping-off point for further research. Here, the reader will find the ancient and modern interpretation for magical and mystical terms, together with explanations for the differences between the varied (and often conflicting) approaches to magic.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Who S Who In Non Classical Mythology

Author : Edgerton Skyes
ISBN : 9781134777327
Genre : Literary Criticism
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First Published in 1993. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Category: Literary Criticism

Topical Reference Books

Author : Marion Sader
ISBN : UOM:39015025145684
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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"Like the other titles in Bowkers's Buying Guide series, it will be extremely useful..." Booklist Topical Reference Books selects and recommends today's best specialized reference books. It gives librarians and teachers the help they need to make sound choices in a wide range of subject areas. It provides the titles, authors, publishers and ordering information for building strong collections of essential works, preparing for classes, or researching particular subjects. This book offers expert evaluations of over 2,000 preferred titles in 50 categores, from Advertising and Aging to Women's Studies and Zoology. In each category, you'll find: *Headnotes that provide background and suggestions for collection development *Core Titles that identify the most significant books *At-A-Glance charts to help you determine the suitability of particular works.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Best Reference Books 1986 1990

Author : G. Kim Dority
ISBN : 0872879364
Genre : Reference
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Provides an annotated list of the thousand best reference books, from general works to those dealing with specific subjects
Category: Reference

Secret Black And Midnight Hags

Author : Dietmar Tatzl
ISBN : UOM:39015062446797
Genre : English drama
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The present dissertation analyses the conception, depiction and functions of witch figures in English Elizabethan and Jacobean drama including their relevant predecessors and successors until the closing of the theatres in 1642. The focus is on malevolent female figures who are linked to black magic and partly prove their supernatural powers on the stage. The applied methodology of analysis has been developed from Manfred Pfister's set of criteria in Das Drama. In the first part of the investigation, the field of witchcraft is essentially described in its cultural and historical context. After a close examination of the witch figures in the main part it becomes evident that figures based on real-life models are generally conceived as more individual, complex and dynamic than those who are partly derived from classical and literary sources. Figures in drama without any connection with real-life trials generally represent the archetypal and universally valid idea of evil that could have never been communicated with the same intensity by old, lonely and isolated women in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century England. In conclusion it should be noted that witch figures in less-known plays deserve more critical attention than they received in the past, and the majority of figures in well-known plays merit reconsideration and reveal new approaches to their interpretation.
Category: English drama