Sacred and Mythological Animals Book

Sacred and Mythological Animals


  • Author : Yowann Byghan
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Date : 2020-03-12
  • Category : Social Science
  • Pages : 445
  • ISBN : 9781476638874

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From the household cat to horses that can fly, a surprisingly wide range of animals feature in religions and mythologies all across the world. The same animal can take on different roles: the raven can be a symbol of evil, a harbinger of death, a wise messenger or a shape-changing trickster. In Norse mythology, Odin's magical ravens perch on his shoulders and bring him news. This compendium draws upon religious texts and myths to explore the ways sacred traditions use animal images, themes and associations in rituals, ceremonies, texts, myths, literature and folklore across the world. Sections are organized by the main animal classifications such as mammals, birds, reptiles, fish, amphibians and insects. Each chapter covers one significant grouping (such as dogs, cats or horses), first describing an animal scientifically and then detailing the mythological attributes. Numerous examples cite texts or myths. A final section covers animal hybrids, animal monsters and mythical animals as well as stars, constellations and Zodiac symbols. An appendix describes basic details of the religions and mythologies covered. A glossary defines uncommon religious terms and explains scientific animal names.

Sacred Monsters Book

Sacred Monsters


  • Author : Nosson Slifkin
  • Publisher : Zoo Torah
  • Date : 2007
  • Category : Religion
  • Pages : 378
  • ISBN : 9781933143187

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Dragons, unicorns, mermaids... all the famous creatures of myth and legend are to be found in the Torah, Talmud and Midrash. But what are we to make of them? Do they really exist? Did the Torah scholars of old believe in their existence? And if not, why did they describe these creatures? Sacred Monsters is a thoroughly revised and vastly expanded edition of the bestselling book Mysterious Creatures. Rabbi Natan Slifkin, the famous "Zoo Rabbi," revisits all the creatures of that work as well as a host of new ones, including werewolves, giants, dwarfs, two-headed mutants, and the enigmatic shamir-worm. Sacred Monsters explores these cases in detail and discusses a range of different approaches for understanding them. Aside from the fascinating insights into these cryptic creatures, Sacred Monsters also presents a framework within which to approach any conflict between classical Jewish texts and the modern scientific worldview. Complete with extraordinary photographs and fascinating ancient illustrations, Sacred Monsters is a scholarly yet stimulating work that will be a treasured addition to your bookshelf

Sacred Animals Book
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Sacred Animals


  • Author : Kris Waldherr
  • Publisher : Harpercollins Childrens Books
  • Date : 2001
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 48
  • ISBN : PSU:000049745306

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Lavish illustrations and mythological lore are combined in this intriguing picture book that examines sixteen magical animals in different cultures and religions, from the cunning fox to the raven who stole the sun.

Fabulous Creatures  Mythical Monsters  and Animal Power Symbols Book
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Fabulous Creatures Mythical Monsters and Animal Power Symbols


  • Author : Cassandra Eason
  • Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
  • Date : 2008
  • Category : Social Science
  • Pages : 181
  • ISBN : 9780275994259

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Provides an extensive overview of the mythology, legends, and folklore surrounding fantasy creatures from diffferent lands and ages, from Chinese dragons and the Native North American thunderbird to the demon hounds of Celtic and Norse legend.

Dictionary of Symbolic and Mythological Animals Book

Dictionary of Symbolic and Mythological Animals


  • Author : Jean C. Cooper
  • Publisher : HarperThorsons
  • Date : 1995-08-21
  • Category : Animals
  • Pages : 284
  • ISBN : 0722532385

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This dictionary offers an enlightening account of the role that animals real and fantastical have played in shaping the myths, religion and customs of the world, from primordial times to present day.

The Book of Mythical Beasts and Magical Creatures Book

The Book of Mythical Beasts and Magical Creatures


  • Author : DK
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Date : 2020-10-13
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : 9780744037432

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Enter the enchanting world of mythical creatures and explore the history behind them in this beautifully illustrated compendium for kids aged 7 to 9. You'll meet an incredible cast of mind-boggling fictional animals from all around the world. Say hello to Bigfoot in the forests of North America and learn about the Native American traditions that inspired its story. Voyage to Japan to meet kitsune, supernatural nine-tailed foxes that can turn into humans. And jump onboard an ancient storm-battered ship to learn why mermaids were the last thing a sailor wanted to see... Learn about the societies that spawned these legendary creatures, from Ancient Greece to the indigenous tribes of Australia, and find out what the beasts tell us about the people who created them. From narwhal tusks inspiring the legend of unicorns, to dinosaur bones creating rumours of dragons, there is an interesting story behind every magical beast. Mythical Beasts and Magical Creatures tells you everything you need to know about supernatural animals great and small. Perfect for fans of Harry Potter and other fantasy tales, this is the only kids' e-guide to magical creatures that tells you the history behind the mythology.

Handbook of Native American Mythology Book

Handbook of Native American Mythology


  • Author : Dawn Elaine Bastian
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Date : 2004-01-01
  • Category : Reference
  • Pages : 297
  • ISBN : 9781851095339

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Examines Native American mythology, providing an overview essay, chronology of the mythological universe, and alphabetically-arranged entries covering major deities, rituals, themes, and beliefs.

Buddhist Sculpture of Northern Thailand Book

Buddhist Sculpture of Northern Thailand


  • Author : Carol Stratton
  • Publisher : Serindia Publications, Inc.
  • Date : 2004
  • Category : Art
  • Pages : 430
  • ISBN : 1932476091

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The Mythical Creatures Bible Book
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The Mythical Creatures Bible


  • Author : Brenda Rosen
  • Publisher : Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
  • Date : 2009
  • Category : BODY, MIND & SPIRIT
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 1402765363

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Presents entries on creatures and legends from around the world, featuring mythic entities including dragons, serpents, golems, banshees, nature spirits, and sacred beings.

Symbolic and Mythological Animals Book

Symbolic and Mythological Animals


  • Author : Jean C. Cooper
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Date : 1992
  • Category : Animals
  • Pages : 267
  • ISBN : IND:30000039955608

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This A-Z of symbolic and mythological animals concentrates specifically on the stories associated with birds and beasts from around the world. Entries vary in length depending on the importance of the animal, fowl, insect or fish, with practically every creature having some symbolic or mythological significance. In addition the book examines the fabulous monsters of legend, and there are more general entries such as totems, fetishes, animal guardians and animal worship. The guide concludes with a bibliography.

Animals as Religious Subjects Book

Animals as Religious Subjects


  • Author : Celia Deane-Drummond
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Date : 2013-08-01
  • Category : Religion
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9780567445216

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This book examines one of the most pressing cultural concerns that surfaced in the last decade - the question of the place and significance of the animal. This collection of essays represents the outcome of various conversations regarding animal studies and shows multidisciplinarity at its very best, namely, a rigorous approach within one discipline in conversation with others around a common theme. The contributors discuss the most relevant disciplines regarding this conversation, namely: philosophy, anthropology, religious studies, theology, history of religions, archaeology and cultural studies. The first section, Thinking about Animals, explores philosophical, anthropological and religious perspectives, raising general questions about the human perception of animals and its crucial cultural significance. The second section explores the intriguing topic of the way animals have been used historically as religious symbols and in religious rituals. The third section re-examines some Christian theological and biblical approaches to animals in the light of current concerns. The final section extends the implications of traditional views about other animals to more specific ethical theories and practices.

Architecture History  Theory and Preservation Book

Architecture History Theory and Preservation


  • Author : Arleen Pabón-Charneco
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Date : 2020-11-29
  • Category : Architecture
  • Pages : 382
  • ISBN : 9780429805806

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Architecture History, Theory and Preservation critically explores the historic development, theoretical underpinnings and conservation practices of architecture. Complete with 170 full color images, this volume presents architectural and urban examples, from Prehistory to the Middle Ages, chronologically and thematically examining contextual issues that provide each period with distinctive expressions. The special features, structural systems, materials and construction technologies are analyzed, as well as how the international community deals with the task of interpreting and preserving certain historic properties. This publication provides professors and students of architecture, art history, historic preservation and related fields with an integrated view of architecture using historical, theoretical and conservation perspectives. As an architect, architectural historian and preservationist herself, Dr Pabón-Charneco weaves a field of relationships regarding each building, creating a silent yet empowering bridge between past and present.

Sacred Island Book

Sacred Island


  • Author : Shravasti Dhammika
  • Publisher : Buddhist Publication Society
  • Date : 2008
  • Category : Religion
  • Pages : 209
  • ISBN : 9789552402715

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This travel and pilgrimage guidebook is meant primarily for Buddhists or those interested in Buddhism who wish to explore Sri Lanka’s rich cultural and spiritual heritage. Drawing on his extensive knowledge of the island, the author weaves together archaeological findings, art history and the stories and legends of the Buddhist tradition to bring to life thirty-three places of religious significance.

Catalogue of the Coins of Alexandria and the Nomes Book
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Catalogue of the Coins of Alexandria and the Nomes


  • Author : British Museum. Department of Coins and Medals
  • Publisher :
  • Date : 1892
  • Category : Alexandria (Egypt)
  • Pages : 395
  • ISBN : UOM:39015069382409

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