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Encyclopedia of ancient deities

Author: Charles Russell Coulter; Patricia Turner
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, ©2000.
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"This reference work lists all the known gods through recorded history. Alphabetically arranged entries provide the name of each deity (with alternate spellings), as well as notes on names that may be linguistically or functionally related. The tribe or culture that worshiped the deity is identified, and the god's origins and functions are explained." "An extensive bibliography provides opportunities for further  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Encyclopedias
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Coulter, Charles Russell, -1997.
Encyclopedia of ancient deities.
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, ©2000
(OCoLC)607142907
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Russell Coulter; Patricia Turner
ISBN: 0786403179 9780786403172 9780786469116 0786469110
OCLC Number: 37631211
Description: x, 597 pages ; 29 cm
Responsibility: by Charles Russell Coulter and Patricia Turner.

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"This reference work lists all the known gods through recorded history. Alphabetically arranged entries provide the name of each deity (with alternate spellings), as well as notes on names that may be linguistically or functionally related. The tribe or culture that worshiped the deity is identified, and the god's origins and functions are explained." "An extensive bibliography provides opportunities for further research and an exhaustive index provides access to the entries through virtually all names, forms and kinds of deities."--Jacket.

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"offers brief descriptions of more than 10,000 gods, spirits and mythical figures...it has many more entries [than the competition]. Academic and large public libraries

 
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