Dictionary of Gods and Goddesses, Devils and Demons

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Routledge, 1987 - Demonologie - 451 pages
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.

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About the author (1987)

Manfred Lurker was, from 1968 to 1980, editor of the Bibliography of Symbolism, Iconography and Mythology. Since 1974 he has been deputy chairman of the Symbolism Research Group in Salzburg. He has written widely on the history of religion, mainly from the point of view of symbolism, and his publications include Dictionary of Symbolism (3rd edition, 1985), The Gods and Symbols of the Ancient Egyptians (3rd edition, 1977; English edition, 1980) and Dictionary of Biblical Images and Symbols (2nd edition, 1978).

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