Reverse Symbolism Dictionary
Symbols Listed by SubjectBook - 1992
This is a companion to the hugely successful Symbolism: A Comprehensive Dictionary. The earlier dictionary was arranged by symbol and told what the meanings were. The present work goes the other way (but it is not simply a refiguring of the data). It presents ideas, situations or objects (ancient to modern), and gives the appropriate symbols (allusions, associations, attributes, or emblems). Some examples: one of the symbols for hell is descending stairs; an attribute of Saint Benedict is a raven; joy after sorrow is symbolized by the gemstone, amber. Literary, artistic, religious, heraldic, numerological, folkloric, occult, psychological, and biblical usages are included.
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, c1992
Branch Call Number: 302.222/REF
Characteristics: ix, 181 p. ; 23 cm