Encyclopedia Of Demons In World Religions And Cultures

Author: Theresa Bane
Editor: McFarland
ISBN: 0786488948
Size: 16,22 MB
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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.

Encyclopedia Of Imaginary And Mythical Places

Author: Theresa Bane
Editor: McFarland
ISBN: 1476615659
Size: 10,52 MB
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The heavens and hells of the world’s religions and the “far, far away” legends cannot be seen or visited, but they remain an integral part of culture and history. This encyclopedia catalogs more than 800 imaginary and mythological lands from all over the world, including fairy realms, settings from Arthurian lore, and kingdoms found in fairy tales and political and philosophical works, including Sir Thomas More’s Utopia and Plato’s Atlantis. From al A’raf, the limbo of Islam, to Zulal, one of the many streams that run through Paradise, entries give the literary origin of each site, explain its cultural context, and describe its topical features, listing variations on names when applicable. Cross-referenced for ease of use, this compendium will prove useful to scholars, researchers or anyone wishing to tour the unseen landscapes of myth and legend.

The Encyclopedia Of Demons And Demonology

Author: Rosemary Guiley
Editor: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438131917
Size: 16,66 MB
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Explores this dark aspect of folklore and religion and the role that demons play in the modern world. Includes numerous entries documenting beliefs about demons and demonology from ancient history to the present.

Encyclopedia Of Women In World Religions Faith And Culture Across History 2 Volumes

Author: Susan de-Gaia
Editor: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440848505
Size: 16,39 MB
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This reference offers reliable knowledge about women's diverse faith practices throughout history and prehistory, and across cultures. • Offers nearly 300 reference articles by international scholars of religion, women, and history • Provides an overview of the religious experiences of women across time, faiths, and cultures • Devotes sections to particular religious traditions to provide information about the role of women and the feminine devine within those faiths • Presents reference information about the experiences of women within religions • Directs the user to additional resources via suggestions for further reading and an end-of-work bibliography

Food Feasts And Faith An Encyclopedia Of Food Culture In World Religions 2 Volumes

Author: Paul Fieldhouse
Editor: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1610694120
Size: 18,22 MB
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An indispensable resource for exploring food and faith, this two-volume set offers information on food-related religious beliefs, customs, and practices from around the world. • Provides up-to-date factual information, introduces concepts of food as being more than just nutrients, and enables an understanding of diverse religious traditions and the importance of food in people's lives • Includes coverage of less well-known rituals and religions that are often skipped in world religion texts • Presents material in a way that is accessible to readers without previous exposure to, or command of, sociological or anthropological language and concepts

The Encyclopedia Of World Religions

Author: Robert S. Ellwood
Editor: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438110383
Size: 19,87 MB
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Contains nearly 600 brief entries on the world's religious traditions.

Encyclopedia Of World Religions

Author: Bruno Becchio
Editor: Foreign Media Group
ISBN: 9781601360007
Size: 18,10 MB
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Enhanced by more than one thousand full color illustrations, a concise guide features thousands of references to literature, art, history, famous figures, and philosophy with respect to religion, covering the beliefs, doctrines, practices, teachings, rites of passage, and specific rituals of the world's major religions.

Encyclopedia Of Fairies In World Folklore And Mythology

Author: Theresa Bane
Editor: McFarland
ISBN: 0786471115
Size: 15,74 MB
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Fairies have been revered and feared, sometimes simultaneously, throughout recorded history. This encyclopedia of concise entries, from the A-senee-ki-waku of northeastern North America to the Zips of Central America and Mexico, includes more than 2,500 individual beings and species of fairy and nature spirits from a wide range of mythologies and religions from all over the globe.

Merriam Webster S Encyclopedia Of World Religions

Author: MERRIAM-WEBSTER STAFF
Editor: Merriam-Webster
ISBN: 9780877790440
Size: 12,89 MB
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A beautifully designed volume that provides in-depth information about religions of the world. Features over 3,500 entries and 32 pages of color art and maps. Developed in cooperation with Encyclopdia Britannica.

The Mythical Zoo

Author: Boria Sax
Editor: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1576076121
Size: 10,79 MB
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A varied and insightful compendium of animals and the relationships between humans and animals. * Includes over 50 A–Z conversational entries * Fully illustrated with a variety of images from medieval prints to editorial cartoons and advertisements * Weaves together a cross-cultural tapestry encompassing mythology, history, art, science, philosophy, and literature while discussing the special significance of animals in human cultures * Includes relevant quotes from worldwide texts preceding each entry