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092    202.12|bBYG 
100 1  Byghan, Yowann,|d1948-|eauthor. 
245 10 Sacred and mythological animals :|ba worldwide taxonomy /
       |cYowann Byghan. 
264  1 Jefferson, North Carolina :|bMcFarland & Company, Inc., 
300    437 pages ;|c24 cm 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|bn|2rdamedia 
338    volume|bnc|2rdacarrier 
504    Includes bibliographical references and index. 
520    "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."--|cProvided by publisher. 
650  0 Animals|xReligious aspects. 
650  0 Animals|xMythology. 
650  0 Animals|xSymbolic aspects. 
650  0 Animals, Mythical. 
650  0 Animals|vClassification. 
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