The Routledge Dictionary of Gods and Goddesses Devils 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.

Author: Manfred Lurker

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415340182

Category: 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.
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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.

Author: Manfred Lurker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136106286

Category: Religion

Page: 464

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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.
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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.

Author: Manfred Lurker

Publisher: Routledge/Thoemms Press

ISBN: 0415039444

Category: Demonologie

Page: 451

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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.
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Author: Manfred Lurker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136106200

Category: Religion

Page: 464

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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.
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The Dictionary of Magic Mystery

mythical, primeval beings who are revered in primitive cultures as occupying a midway position between gods and men. SOURCE: The Dictionary ofGods and Goddesses, Devils andDemons, Manfred Lurker;The Dictionary of Religions,ed John R ...

Author: Melusine Draco

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 9781846948077

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 377

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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.
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Encyclopedia of Demons in World Religions and Cultures

Sources: Eliade, Encyclopedia ofReligion, 81; Illes, Encyclopedia of Spirits, 113; Lurker, Dictionary of Gods and Goddesses, Devils and Demons, 3; Rose, Spirits, Fairies, Leprechauns, and Goblins, 1; Sherman, Story- telling, 56.

Author: Theresa Bane

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786488940

Category: Religion

Page: 416

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This exhaustive volume catalogs nearly three thousand demons in the mythologies and lore of virtually every ancient society and most religions. From Aamon, the demon of life and reproduction with the head of a serpent and the body of a wolf in Christian demonology, to Zu, the half-man, half-bird personification of the southern wind and thunder clouds in Sumero-Akkadian mythology, entries offer descriptions of each demon’s origins, appearance and cultural significance. Also included are descriptions of the demonic and diabolical members making up the hierarchy of Hell and the numerous species of demons that, according to various folklores, mythologies, and religions, populate the earth and plague mankind. Very thoroughly indexed.
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The Salt of the Earth

In short, a grasp of how the demonic is constructed within contemporary culture will show how society continues to be ... For fuller discussion readers are referred to M. Lurker, A Dictionary of Gods and Goddesses, Devils and Demons ...

Author: Martyn Percy

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474281546

Category: Religion

Page: 400

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This is a sparkling collection of essays by one of Britain's best-known and acute commentators of the church scene and of contemporary religious life. Martyn Percy explores new liberalism, the churches and human rights in the European Union, football and religion, pilgrimage, demonology, common spirituality, religious attitudes to nudity, and the relationship between religion and advertising. The argument running throughout this book is that despite claims--and the appearance--of increasing secularity, the influence of religious themes and values on our everyday life remains pervasive.
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Recent Reference Books in Religion

At least one LEXICON is a masterpiece: 275 van der Toorn, Becking and van der Horst, eds., Dictionary of Deities and ... 1981) 267 (1984, 1987) Manfred Lurker, Dictionary of Gods and Goddesses, Devils and Demons (London: Routledge, ...

Author: William M. Johnston

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135923020

Category: Reference

Page: 330

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First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Thematic Guide to World Mythology

Dictionary of Gods and Goddesses , Devils and Demons . Translated by G. L. Campbell . New York : Routledge , 1996 . Mack , Carol K. , and Dinah Mack . A Field Guide to Demons , Fairies , Fallen Angels , and Other Subversive Spirits .

Author: Lorena Laura Stookey

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313315051

Category: Social Science

Page: 244

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Examines reoccurring themes and patterns in the mythologies of many ancient and modern cultures.
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Encyclopedia of Giants and Humanoids in Myth Legend and Folklore

Bibliography Lurker, Manfred. Dictionary of Gods and Goddesses, Devils and Demons. London: Routledge Kegan and Paul, 1987. Lynch, Patricia Ann, and Jeremy Roberts. African Mythology, A to Z. New York: Infobase Publishing, 2010.

Author: Theresa Bane

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476623382

Category: Social Science

Page: 212

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Every culture has in its folklore and mythology beings of immense size and strength, as well as other preternatural humanoids great or small who walk among us, serving the divine or fulfilling their own agendas. This book catalogs the lore and legends of more than 1,000 different humanoid species and individual beings, including the Titans, Valkyries, Jotnar, yōkai, biblical giants, elves, ogres, trolls and many more.
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