The complete dictionary of symbols in myth art and literature
The Complete Dictionary of Symbols by Jack TresidderThe Complete Dictionary of Symbols is an engaging and accessible guide to more than 2,000 major themes, figures, and symbols that are commonly found in myth, art, and literature. Drawing on classical mythologies, Biblical themes, and traditional symbols from cultures worldwide, this user-friendly, attractively priced reference has comprehensive entries on everything from individual animals, plants, and objects to gods, goddesses, supernatural creatures, heroes, heroines, mythical episodes, prophets, saints, miracles, and myriad other subjects. Whether the topic at hand is Mercury or Merlin, the Egyptian ankh or the humble ant, engaging text reveals the origins and meaning of each symbol. Interspersed with the main entries are short articles on themes of special interest, such as the Sun, Moon, and stars, or common vices. Three hundred illustrations, an intuitive system of cross-referencing, and authoritative research make The Complete Dictionary of Symbols a reliable resource for school, home, or library.
Symbols and symbolism explained
The Complete Dictionary of Symbols
Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book. It deserves a further edition if it hasn't happened already, that is with more entries and editorial corrections, as there are several punctuation errors and the rare margin note marker pointing to a missing note! Still, I've yet to see anything more thorough in its broadness. Cultural depictions of turtles. White horse mythology.
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ISBN 10: 1844830136
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