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Encyclopedia of Demons in World Religions and Cultures

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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 myt ...more
Paperback, 409 pages
Published March 12th 2012 by McFarland & Company (first published January 2012)
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Heather Blackwell
Title:
Bane, T. (2012). Encyclopedia of demons in world religion and cultures. Jefferson, NC: McFarland Publishing.
Type of Reference:
Encyclopedia
Call Number:
133.4
Brief Description:
This encyclopedia contains entries on over 3,000 demons and their history, evolution, and relationships between them.
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Landry, A. (2012, May 15). [Review of the book Encyclopedia of demons in world religion and cultures]. Booklist Online. Retrieved from http://www.booklistonline.com.libsrv....
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Bane, T. (2012). Encyclopedia of Demons in World Religions and Cultures. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc.

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Ref 133.4

Description:
This work provides information about 3,000 demons from a variety of cultures and religions.

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This work is a catalog of demons from literature, entertainment, and religions. In addition to information about the demons, the work provides information about the hierarchy of the demons and provides alternative nam
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A great reference for those interested in such things. Just yesterday I was reading a novel and came across a name that I was able to look up and get satisfactory information about. There are two things in particular I like about this book -- the straightforward writing and the sources added to each entry. There's also a lengthy bibliography, which I always enjoy. One criticism, however, is that this reads more like a dictionary than an encyclopedia. The author was deliberately brief in order to ...more
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