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Wrath of God
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[German Version]

I. Religious Studies

As with other divine attributes, the wrath of God (cf. Wrath/Anger) is an anthropomorphism that is encountered in iconography (I; e.g. of Thangkas [tʾaṅ Ka] in Tibet), but especially in the mythology of many religions, where it leads to various entanglements within the plot. In Greek mythology, for instance, the enraged god Zeus sends Pandora’s box to humanity after having being …

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Jödicke, Ansgar, Achenbach, Reinhard, Herzer, Jens, Volkmann, Stefan and Bieritz, Karl-Heinrich, “Wrath of God”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 26 July 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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