The Encyclopedia of Hell

The Encyclopedia of Hell

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The Encyclopedia of Hell is a comprehensive survey of the underworld, drawing information from cultures around the globe and eras throughout history. Organized in a simple-to-use alphabetic format, entries cover representations of the dark realm of the dead in mythology, religion, works of art, opera, literature, theater, music, film, and television. Sources include African legends, Native American stories, Asian folktales, and other more obscure references, in addition to familiar infernal chronicles from Western lore. The result is a catalog of underworld data, with entries running the gamut from descriptions of grisly pits of torture to humorous cartoons lampooning the everlasting abyss. Its extensive cross-referencing also supplies links between various concepts and characters from the netherworld and provides further information on particular theories. Peruse these pages and find out for yourself what history's greatest imaginations have envisioned awaiting the wicked on the other side of the grave.The majority feature biblical DEMONS a€” SATAN, the DEVIL, BELIAL, LUCIFER a€” and a variety of lesser fiends as overlords of the abyss. Another common component is the inclusion of a supernatural aquot;guideaquot; to serve as escort and narrator foranbsp;...

Title:The Encyclopedia of Hell
Author:Miriam Van Scott
Publisher:Macmillan - 2015-02-10


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