The Woman's Dictionary of Symbols and Sacred Objects

The Woman's Dictionary of Symbols and Sacred Objects

eBook - 2013
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This fascinating guide to the history and mythology of woman-related symbols features: Unique organization by shape of symbol or type of sacred object 21 different sections including Round and Oval Motifs, Sacred Objects, Secular-Sacred Objects, Rituals, Deities' Signs, Supernaturals, Body Parts, Nature, Birds, Plants, Minerals, Stones and Shells, and more Introductory essays for each section 753 entries and 636 illustrations Alphabetical index for easy referenceThree-Rayed Sun The sun suspended in heaven by three powers, perhaps the Triple Goddess who gave birth to it (see Three-Way Motifs).Corn Dolly An embodiment of the harvest to be set in the center of the harvest dance, or fed to the cattle to 'make them thrive year round' (see Secular-Sacred Objects).Tongue In Asia, the extended tongue was a sign of life-force as the tongue between the...
Publisher: 2013
ISBN: 9780062288875
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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