A Dictionary of Gods and Goddesses, Devils and Demons
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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Aesir ªgod ªhe Ahura Mazda Akkadian ªlord Amitābha ancient Egyptian animals Apóllon appears ªqueen ªshe Asia Minor ªthe attributes Aztec Baal Babylonian Bodhisattva Buddha Buddhist bull called Chinese Chnum colour connected creator cult daughter dead death deities demon divine earth earth-goddess Egyptian goddess Enlil epithet equated Etruscan evil father female fertility figure fire function Gallic Germanic goddess gods Greek goddess Greek mythology hand head heaven heavenly Hélios Hérmes Hittite Horus human Hurrian identified Indian Indra invoked Iranian Izanagi king known Kybéle later Latin light live lord lotus Lowalangi Marduk means ªthe moon moon-god mother mountain myth name means Njörd Odin Old Mesopotamian Originally Osiris pantheon Pārvatī personification popular belief portrayed Poseidon prajñā primeval protective Quetzalcoatl regarded religion represented revered Rigveda Roman goddess sacred Sanskrit sea-god sky-god snake spirits Sucellos Sumerian sun-god supposed supreme symbol temple tradition tutelary underworld Vedic venerated ViĎòu weather-god wife word worshipped Zeus