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Deities of Life and Death

  • By: William C. Allen & Brittney L. Coscomb
  • In: Encyclopedia of Death and the Human Experience
  • Edited by: Clifton D. Bryant & Dennis L. Peck
  • Subject:Gerontology, Sociology of Dying & Death Studies, Lifespan & Developmental Psychology (general)

Diverse cultures of antiquity mythologized a diverse set of deities of life and death. Most reside in a land of life after death, sometimes as judges, and some are male while others are female. Some ...

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