Each entry provides details on: what culture worshiped the god, the role of the god, the characteristics and symbols used in identification.
In the case of the more important personalities, references in art and literature and known dates of workship are also provided. In the case of the more important personalities, references in art and literature and known dates of worship are provided.
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Indexes by civilization and role of the god enable the researcher to compare gods across cultures or to find information on specific topics of interest. Dictionary of gods and goddesses by Michael Jordan Book 9 editions published between and in English and held by WorldCat member libraries worldwide Praise for the previous edition: this reference represents the most comprehensive listing of deities of principal religions available. A worthwhile addition for academic libraries.
Library Journal For more than 60, years, people have worshiped deities of the sun, sky, and sea, as well as creator gods, relying on the guidance of faith in the midst of the mysterious world around them.
Dictionary of Gods and Goddesses, Second Edition provides access to more than 2, of these religious figures, from ancient Sumerian gods through the modern Haitian deities. Providing a plethora of information from cultures as diverse as the Aztecs, Celts, and Japanese, this dictionary discusses lesser-known divinities as well as the contemporary gods of the major monotheistic religions Allah, God, and Yahweh, among others.
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New features, including cross-references and a comprehensive index, make this revised edition more accessible than ever. Dictionary of Gods and Goddesses, Second Edition is an indispensable resource perfect for general readers interested in mythology and religion, as well as scholars in religious studies, anthropology, history, and archaeology. The entries are concise, well written, informative, and balanced. While some cover the American pagan movement, the focus is on witchcraft and paganism in Great Britain.
Even so, this is an important volume for American audiences because the British movements have deeply influenced much of American witchcraft. The photographs are spectacular.
Highly recommended for collections that serve patrons practicing or studying alternative religions and appropriate for academic and general collections in public libraries. The encyclopedia of fungi of Britain and Europe by Michael Jordan Book 21 editions published between and in English and held by WorldCat member libraries worldwide "Featuring more than 1, species of higher fungi found in the British Isles and northern Europe, from the most common to the rarest and including some never hitherto published photographically, this is the most comprehensive photographic handbook for the dedicated mycologist, general naturalist or mushroom hunter collecting for the cooking pot.
It is written in the author's usual informal but authoritative style and includes an introduction to mushroom biology, a guide to the tools and methods of foraging for mushrooms and an explanation of the route by which a specimen should be accurately determined. It also provides keys, a glossary and a full index, making it a central reference source or a self-contained and comprehensive guide to the practical study and collection of fungi. HushHush : the dark secrets of scientific research by Michael Jordan Book 5 editions published in in English and held by WorldCat member libraries worldwide How scientific developments can sometimes go wrong and how corporations and scientists attempt to cover up the unintended consequences.
The green mantle : an investigation into our lost knowledge of plants by Michael Jordan Book 6 editions published in in English and held by WorldCat member libraries worldwide Learn the story of plants and the development of human civilisation. This book covers an extensive subject area - from sacred mushrooms to GM crops, from the religions of the seasons and harvest to the hobby of gardening - and conveys both the mysterious and the practical in an accessible style. Eastern wisdom : the philosophies and rituals of the East by Michael Jordan Book 5 editions published between and in English and held by WorldCat member libraries worldwide Discusses the philosophies and faiths of Asia, including Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, and Shinto, examining the religious teachings, scriptures, lives of teachers, myths, and holy places of each tradition.
Plants of mystery and magic : a photographic guide by Michael Jordan Book 8 editions published between and in English and held by WorldCat member libraries worldwide. Nostradamus and the new millennium : a new guide to the great seer's prophecies by Michael Jordan Book 14 editions published between and in 7 languages and held by WorldCat member libraries worldwide Nostradamus made many predictions about the future, most seem to have come true.
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Islam : an illustrated history by Michael Jordan Book 5 editions published in in English and held by WorldCat member libraries worldwide Explains the history of the Muslim faith with all its many and fascinating facts and seeks to dispel the myths that have grown up around Islam's all-encompassing beliefs and rituals.
A guide to mushrooms : the edible and poisonous fungi of the northern hemisphere by Michael Jordan Book 5 editions published in in English and German and held by WorldCat member libraries worldwide. Ceremonies for life by Michael Jordan Book 1 edition published in in English and held by WorldCat member libraries worldwide Provides a number of alternative birth, naming, marriage, and burial ceremonies.
A guide to wild plants : the edible and poisonous species of the Northern Hemisphere by Michael Jordan Book 3 editions published in in English and held by WorldCat member libraries worldwide.
Mary : the unauthorised biography by Michael Jordan Book 10 editions published between and in English and Spanish and held by WorldCat member libraries worldwide "This book reveals that the life of the Virgin Mary is an elaborate myth invented by the early Church to further the interests of its male hierarchy and disguise the pagan origins of the mother of Jesus.
Michael Jordan then examines the mysteries and conundrums of Mary's life. Why was Mary handed over to temple priests as a child? Why did she give birth to Jesus in the sanctuary of a pagan god? Why is she hardly mentioned in the New Testament? Finally, their hugely successful reunion in with Rob Halford — the self-proclaimed Metal God — brought the band back to the attention of the world's greatest stages. NET story or review, you must be logged in to an active personal account on Facebook.
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