Encyclopedia of Ancient Deities Pdf Throughout history, people have pondered the question of the presence. In virtually every society, a part of this response has included some kind of goddess or god. For the Mayans, one deity has been Ajtzak, who strove to make people from timber; to the Yorubas of Africa, Shango commanded the thunder and lightning. Bad deities were also a part of this response, as in the instance of this Kuvera, the Hindu leader of evil from the Vedic period, and Tu, the Persian or Islamic demon of deadly accidents.
Each the known historical gods, a number of vague or understood just from mythical literature, are contained within this comprehensive reference work. The focus is based on their own origins, histories, and purposes. The men and women who thought in every deity are recognized, together with alternative names or spellings both older and contemporary. The descriptions which follow are of those functions, roots and physical nature of the deities. Extensive cross references are supplied for alternative spellings and titles.