Death Gods: An Encyclopedia of the Rulers, Evil Spirits, and Geographies of the Dead

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In cultures throughout human history people have believed that some part of themselves continued to exist after they died. Part of that belief is that living can influence what happens to the dead in the afterlife, and the dead can return from the afterlife to affect the living. Death Gods: An Encyclopedia of the Rulers, Evil Spirits, and Geographies of the Dead describes the many ways the afterlife especially that part of the afterlife commonly known as Hell has been characterized in myths from around the world. The ...

Death Gods: An Encyclopedia of the Rulers, Evil Spirits, and Geographies of the Dead 2009, Greenwood Press, Westport, CT

ISBN-13: 9780313357121

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