The Complete Dictionary of Symbols

The Complete Dictionary of Symbols

Book - 2005
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The 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.
Publisher: San Francisco : Chronicle Books, 2005
ISBN: 9780811847674
Characteristics: 544 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Tresidder, Jack


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May 27, 2016

"You can't judge a book by its' cover" APPLIES TO THIS BOOK! the cover is misleading and contents are vague, few symbols are actually illustrated!! I cant even give this a half-star!!!


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