The Chiron Dictionary of Greek & Roman Mythology

The Chiron Dictionary of Greek & Roman Mythology

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Publisher: Chiron Publications

Published: 1994

Total Pages: 324

ISBN-13: 9780933029828

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A pocket guide presenting concise information on the mythology of these two cultures from Abdera to Zeuxippe, including gods, goddesses, heroes, kings and queens. Significant places, such as Mycenae, Crete, the Augean stables and the Garden of Hesperides are listed separately. Genealogical diagrams are provided to help the intricate web of kinship relationships. More than 270 line drawings and charts enliven the margins and provide information on the cultural representations of these mythic figures throughout history.


Dictionary of Gods and Goddesses

Dictionary of Gods and Goddesses

Author: Michael Jordan

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

Published: 2014-05-14

Total Pages: 417

ISBN-13: 1438109857

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Presents brief entries describing the gods and goddesses from the mythology and religion of a wide variety of cultures throughout history.


The Penguin Book of Classical Myths

The Penguin Book of Classical Myths

Author: Jennifer R. March

Publisher: Penguin UK

Published: 2009-10-27

Total Pages: 414

ISBN-13: 0141020776

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The figures and events of classical myths underpin our culture and the constellations named after them fill the night sky. Whether it�s the raging Minotaur trapped in the Cretan labyrinth or the twelve labours of Hercules, Aphrodite�s birth from the waves or Zeus visiting Danae as a shower of gold, the mythology of Greece and Rome is full of unforgettable stories. All the stories of the Greek tragedies � Oedipus, Medea, Antigone � are there; all the events of the Trojan wars and of Odysseus and Aeneas� epic journeys; the founding of Athens and of Rome� These are the strangest tales of love, war, betrayal and heroism ever told and, while brilliantly retelling them, this book shows how they echo through the works of much later writers from Chaucer and Shakespeare to Camus and Ted Hughes. Full of attractive illustrations and laid out in eighteen clear chapters (the titles include �Dangerous Women� and �Heroes�), Dr Jennifer March has written a fascinating guide to the myths of classical civilization that is as readable as a novel.


A Dictionary of Gods and Goddesses, Devils and Demons

A Dictionary of Gods and Goddesses, Devils and Demons

Author: Manfred Lurker

Publisher: Routledge

Published: 2015-04-29

Total Pages: 578

ISBN-13: 1136106286

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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.


Roman Gods & Goddesses

Roman Gods & Goddesses

Author: Britannica Educational Publishing

Publisher: Britannica Educational Publishing

Published: 2014-01-01

Total Pages: 175

ISBN-13: 1622751590

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While the ancient Roman pantheon in many ways resembles that of ancient Greece, there is much that sets apart Roman mythology. Romans also borrowed from the religions of ancient Egypt, Asia Minor, and the Middle East, and legendary figures such as Romulus and Remus, tied closely to the history of Rome, feature prominently in ancient stories. The major and lesser figures of Roman mythology are presented in this vibrant volume with sidebars spotlighting related facts and concepts about Roman mythology and religion.