An encyclopedia or encyclopaedia (also spelled encyclopædia) is a type of reference work or compendium holding a comprehensive summary of information from either all branches of knowledge or a particular branch of knowledge.
The Gorean encyclopedia was founded to gather the informations of the Gorean Book series if John Norman . His work and writting, expecially the Gorean Saga, inspired and facinated a large number of fans, all over the world.
Legendary is his work in the online role-play community, begun in Chat-Rooms and contioniued in a large variety of 3D-Role-Play-Rooms as Second-Life or IMVU.
The large number of fans over this years, created Dictionaries, Encyclopedia and libraries, unfortunately, many of these projects were not continued, website owners died or had lost enthusiasm for the work on the projects. It is our aim to create an open Gorean Encyclopedia, what Gor enthusiasts makes it possible to look up to study, but also to edit himself.
A very special thank you to all people who have contributed to your projects is to lay the foundation for this here. See the Gorean_Online_Dictionary_Wiki not as competitors or even theft of this amazing work, rather than honoring the work of all the Gor Enthusiasts and rather honoring the work of John Norman.
Unlike previous Gorean Dictionaries and Encyclopedia's we do not want to just copy and paste, but would like to revise the article, complete, with illustrations and optionally with the findings of recent Gorean books. Adding Pictures and Foto´s descriptions and links, would and is also be done, to give the reader an imagination of the the amazing World of Gor.
Of course, new articles will be created, we pay special attention in the new articles to the late works John Norman's books 31, 32 and 33.
Like other Encyclopedias are divided into articles or entries, which are usually accessed alphabetically by article name, also the Gorean Encyclopedia: Gorean_Online_Dictionary_Wiki entries are longer and more detailed than those in most other dictionaries. Generally speaking, unlike dictionary entries, which focus on linguistic information about words, encyclopedia articles focus on factual information to cover the thing or concept for which the article name stands.