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The Resource Sacred and mythological animals : a worldwide taxonomy, Yowann Byghan

Sacred and mythological animals : a worldwide taxonomy, Yowann Byghan

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Sacred and mythological animals : a worldwide taxonomy
Title
Sacred and mythological animals
Title remainder
a worldwide taxonomy
Statement of responsibility
Yowann Byghan
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From the common household cat to horses that can fly, a surprisingly wide range of animals feature in religions both ancient and modern and in mythologies all across the world. The same animal can take on different roles depending upon the sacred tradition. For example, 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 Huginn (thought) and Muninn (memory) come to perch on his shoulders and bring him news. This informative and entertaining compendium draws upon religious texts and myths to explore the different ways that sacred traditions incorporate animal images, themes, and associations into rituals, ceremonies, texts, myths, literature, and folklore from across the world. Sections are organized by the main animal classifications such as mammals, birds, reptiles, fish, amphibians, and insects. Within each section, each chapter covers one significant grouping such as dogs, cats, and horses. Each chapter first describes the animal scientifically and details the general mythological attributes. Then the chapter provides numerous examples, citing the text or myth. A final section provides additional coverage of references to animal hybrids, animal monsters, and mythical animals. An appendix about "animals in the sky" covers stars, constellations and Zodiac symbols named after animals. Another appendix lists and describes basic details of the religions and mythologies covered in the book. A glossary defines uncommon religious terms and offers explanations of scientific animal names."--
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1948-
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Byghan, Yowann
Dewey number
202/.12
Index
index present
LC call number
BL439
LC item number
.B94 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Animals
  • Animals
  • Animals
  • Animals, Mythical
  • Animals
Label
Sacred and mythological animals : a worldwide taxonomy, Yowann Byghan
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Publication
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Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1120095537
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
viii, 437 pages
Isbn
9781476679501
Lccn
2020006966
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1120095537
Label
Sacred and mythological animals : a worldwide taxonomy, Yowann Byghan
Publication
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1120095537
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
viii, 437 pages
Isbn
9781476679501
Lccn
2020006966
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1120095537

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