Gods, Goddesses, and Mythology Set

Published by Cavendish Square Publishing 2005-01-01, 2005
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From Booklist: In this latest addition to the substantial reference literature on mythology, more than 300 alphabetically arranged entries cover deities and mythological beings from around the world, although over half of the articles feature Greek and Roman entities. Ten of the 11 volumes focus on mythological characters and themes. Signed entries range from one to eight pages, summarizing the mythological story, contextualizing its importance, and providing the main sources of information. Frequent sidebar information supplements the main text, such as a description of Cheiron accompanying the entry on Achilles. Briefly captioned color art reproductions and photographs festoon nearly every page. Cross-references to related articles end most of the entries.

Twenty-eight entries focus on people and cultures; while largely dealing with Western classical civilizations, they do include Asian, Oceanic, and American regions. (It should be noted that Africa is confined to sub-Saharan areas; a separate article deals with Egypt, but the rest of North Africa is ignored.) These articles (usually eight pages in length) cover traditional and modern religions and beliefs and list the major deities for the regions. Thirty--eight articles focus on groups (e.g., Devils, Priests and priestesses) or themes (e.g., Animals, Dualism, Rites of passage). Usually the treatment is cross-cultural, with a clear effort to address non-European cultures.

Each volume has its own index, and volume 11 contains a cumulative index as well as six other brief thematic indexes, a list of major pantheons by major cultural region, a few deity family trees, and a glossary. Two bibliographies, one for general readers and another for younger readers, are arranged by region and suggest further reading. The titles that are listed tend to be general interest works rather than definitive scholarly volumes.

Resources from other publishers, such as ABC-CLIO's World Mythology series, cover non-Western mythologies in greater depth. Still, this set should attract readers because of its high visual content, manageable amount of information per entry, and cross-cultural thematic articles. Recommended for high-school and public libraries. Lesley Farmer
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Title: Gods, Goddesses, and Mythology Set
Publisher: Cavendish Square Publishing 2005-01-01
Publication Date: 2005
Binding: Library Binding
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