Dictionary of Symbols: An Illustrated Guide to Traditional Images, Icons, and Emblems

Dictionary of Symbols: An Illustrated Guide to Traditional Images, Icons, and Emblems

  • ISBN-13: 9780811814706
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The crow spelled death for medieval Europeans, but for Native Americans it represents a guide from the spirit world. Dictionary of Symbols explores 1,000 symbols from across the world's cultures and throughout the ages. Unlike other books on the subject, it is truly comprehensive, including entries, arranged alphabetically, for everything from amaranth (a Greek symbol of immortality) to ziggurat (a temple-shaped Mesopotamian icon). Indexed, cross-referenced, and packed with over 100 drawings, this is an indispensable reference for writers, artists, and anyone intrigued by the power of primal metaphors.

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