The Mythical Zoo

From ants and elephants to tigers and wrens, the over 50 conversational entries in this volume weave together a cross-cultural tapestry encompassing mythology, history, art, science, philosophy, and literature while discussing the special ...

Author: Boria Sax

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781576076125

Category: History

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A varied and insightful compendium of animals and the relationships between humans and animals. * Includes over 50 A–Z conversational entries * Fully illustrated with a variety of images from medieval prints to editorial cartoons and advertisements * Weaves together a cross-cultural tapestry encompassing mythology, history, art, science, philosophy, and literature while discussing the special significance of animals in human cultures * Includes relevant quotes from worldwide texts preceding each entry
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The Mythological Zoo

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Author: Oliver Herford

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9783752317503

Category: Fiction

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Reproduction of the original: The Mythological Zoo by Oliver Herford
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The Mythological Zoo

Author: Herford Oliver

Publisher: Hardpress Publishing

ISBN: 1318885809

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Unlike some other reproductions of classic texts (1) We have not used OCR(Optical Character Recognition), as this leads to bad quality books with introduced typos. (2) In books where there are images such as portraits, maps, sketches etc We have endeavoured to keep the quality of these images, so they represent accurately the original artefact. Although occasionally there may be certain imperfections with these old texts, we feel they deserve to be made available for future generations to enjoy.
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The Mythological Zoo Classic Reprint

About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work.

Author: Oliver Herford

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 0267101163

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Excerpt from The Mythological Zoo Would cause each separate hair to stand On end and sway and writhe and spit, She couldn't do a thing with it. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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Mythical Zoo

A thought-provoking historical analysis of how animals have maintained symbolic roles explores specific traditions related to animals in mythology, art, philosophy and literature to demonstrate how myriad species are regarded in different ...

Author: Boria Sax

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

ISBN: 1468307207

Category: Nature

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A thought-provoking historical analysis of how animals have maintained symbolic roles explores specific traditions related to animals in mythology, art, philosophy and literature to demonstrate how myriad species are regarded in different cultures. By the award-winning author of City of Ravens. 20,000 first printing.
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Mythological Zoo

Come face to face with popular mythical creatures from various cultures.

Author: Rosalie Shaw

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 9798695301267

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Come face to face with popular mythical creatures from various cultures. Get immersed in the pages of this well-illustrated mythology poem book. You must be brave to embark on this adventure as each line of the poem takes you a step closer to a gruesome mythical being, and the stunning images can leave you petrified.
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The Mythological Zoo

This collection of literature attempts to compile many of the classic works that have stood the test of time and offer them at a reduced, affordable price, in an attractive volume so that everyone can enjoy them.

Author: Oliver Herford

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 1515065138

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This collection of literature attempts to compile many of the classic works that have stood the test of time and offer them at a reduced, affordable price, in an attractive volume so that everyone can enjoy them.
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The Mythological Zoo

How did Medusa do her hair?The question fills me with despair.It must have caused her sore distressThat head of curling snakes to dress.Whenever after endless toilShe coaxed it finally to coil, The music of a Passing BandWould cause each ...

Author: Oliver Herford

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ISBN: 9798637678174

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How did Medusa do her hair?The question fills me with despair.It must have caused her sore distressThat head of curling snakes to dress.Whenever after endless toilShe coaxed it finally to coil, The music of a Passing BandWould cause each separate hair to standOn end and sway and writhe and spit, She couldn't "do a thing with it."And, being woman and awareOf such disaster to her hair, What could she do but petrifyAll whom she met, with freezing e
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The Mythological Zoo

The most popular humor Book for individuals who wants to overcome depression.

Author: Oliver Herford

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1977994431

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The most popular humor Book for individuals who wants to overcome depression.
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The Mythological Zoo

How did Medusa do her hair?The question fills me with despair.It must have caused her sore distressThat head of curling snakes to dress.Whenever after endless toilShe coaxed it finally to coil, The music of a Passing BandWould cause each ...

Author: Oliver Herford

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ISBN: 9798637678006

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How did Medusa do her hair?The question fills me with despair.It must have caused her sore distressThat head of curling snakes to dress.Whenever after endless toilShe coaxed it finally to coil, The music of a Passing BandWould cause each separate hair to standOn end and sway and writhe and spit, She couldn't "do a thing with it."And, being woman and awareOf such disaster to her hair, What could she do but petrifyAll whom she met, with freezing e
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The Mythical Zoo

From ants and elephants to tigers and tortoises, The Mythical Zoo weaves together a cross-cultural tapestry encompassing mythology, history, art, science, philosophy and literature.

Author: Boria Sax

Publisher: Overlook Press

ISBN: 0715647326

Category: NATURE

Page: 336

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A love letter to the animal kingdom, calling for animals to be reclassified by tradition and mythology. From Aesop's Fables to Mockingjay, animals have always played a pivotal role in human culture. In this fun and thought-provoking book, historian and animal enthusiast Boria Sax argues for a classification of animals that goes beyond the biological to encompass a more meaningful distinction: tradition. From ants and elephants to tigers and tortoises, The Mythical Zoo weaves together a cross-cultural tapestry encompassing mythology, history, art, science, philosophy and literature. The result is a beautifully illustrated, masterfully composed love letter to the animal kingdom.
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The Zoo of Magical and Mythological Creatures

These are the ugliest, most endearing, little creatures that will be encountered in a children's book in 2009.

Author: Sam Bowring

Publisher: Pan

ISBN: 0330424750

Category: Children's stories

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An imaginative and hilarious fantasy from an exciting new voice in children's literature.Twelve-year-old Zackary is the seventh son of the King and Queen of Solaris, and a most reluctant knight. He would rather put anchovies in the knights helmets or use his sword to cut sandwiches than learn courtly ways. In despair, the King and Queen assign him to the castle administrator, Barnabas, who sends him on an errand to the Zoo of Magical and Mythological Creatures, established by Zackary's grandfather.Mistaken for a job applicant, Zackary starts working at the zoo with the resident sorcerer, Acacia. Powerful magic is needed to control some of the extraordinary creatures in the zoo: from the Stymphalian birds of Greek mythology and the nine-headed hydra, to manticores from India and the squonks – Drufflefuster, Gobblesnocks, Snivelsnork and Grimelgrout. These are the ugliest, most endearing, little creatures that will be encountered in a children's book in 2009. But just as Zackary is settling in to his double life, a shadow is cast across the entire kingdom with the news that a strange creature is expected at the zoo – a creature which spreads evil and destruction in its path.
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The Mythical Creatures Bible

Marvelous creatures THE CHILD IN EACH OF US REMEMBERS THE ZOO . ESPECIALLY WHEN WE WERE VERY YOUNG , EACH NEW CREATURE WAS AN ADVENTURE , A TRIP TO AN ...

Author: Brenda Rosen

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 1402765363

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

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Presents entries on creatures and legends from around the world, featuring mythic entities including dragons, serpents, golems, banshees, nature spirits, and sacred beings.
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Encyclopedia of Beasts and Monsters in Myth Legend and Folklore

The Mythical Zoo: An Encyclopedia of Animals in World Myth, Legend, and Literature. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, 2001. Saxby, Jessie Margaret Edmondston.

Author: Theresa Bane

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476622682

Category: Social Science

Page: 428

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“Here there be dragons”—this notation was often made on ancient maps to indicate the edges of the known world and what lay beyond. Heroes who ventured there were only as great as the beasts they encountered. This encyclopedia contains more than 2,200 monsters of myth and folklore, who both made life difficult for humans and fought by their side. Entries describe the appearance, behavior, and cultural origin of mythic creatures well-known and obscure, collected from traditions around the world.
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Journey to the Mythological Realm

There reaction is so violent that the one of the keepers of this make shift zoo sprayed them with some sort of gas knocking ...

Author: David Santana

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595296293

Category: Fiction

Page: 216

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Journey to the Mythological Realm depicts a non-typical aggressive scientist whose wife is lost while vacationing in Puerto Rico. During a scuba diving expedition, his wife falls through a dimensional door and disappears. The undying love he feels for his wife Caren and his determination to find her allows the dimensional door to reopen. The scientist enters a world of unconquered territories inhabited by aliens, monsters, and defending themselves from pure instinct driven creatures, which best can be described to be demonic in nature. With his anger driven psyche, the battles are forced to begin. A world enduring a 1000-year punishment of an advanced race, unicorns, small energy creatures, brief time traveling, heartbreak, and a simple raw driven romance for his lost love drives the story from the beginning to the end.
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The Impossible Zoo

'Leo Ruickbie's impeccably-written The Impossible Zoo is a menagerie like no other, as its exotic inhabitants are fabulous in every sense of the word.

Author: Leo Ruickbie

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781472136459

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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'Leo Ruickbie's impeccably-written The Impossible Zoo is a menagerie like no other, as its exotic inhabitants are fabulous in every sense of the word. So for anyone who has ever wished that dragons and unicorns were real, for anyone who believes that they are, and for anyone who peruses bestiaries with unbridled joy, this magical, mystical, and truly memorable book is definitely for you - and for me!' Dr Karl Shuker, author of A Manifestation of Monsters HERE BE DRAGONS! Here you will find the things that once made the woods wild and the nights to be feared; that made ancient map-makers write, 'Here be Dragons'. The Impossible Zoo is a biology of the supernatural - a study of the life of things that never lived. This world of mermaids and unicorns, now confined to fantasy, but once believed to exist, is a world of the imagination that still affects us today. Wonderfully illustrated throughout, it also provides sources as a guide to further study and exploration. 'For anyone who has ever wished that dragons and unicorns were real, this magical, mystical and truly memorable book is definitely for you - and for me!' Dr Karl Shuker, author of A Manifestation of Monsters 'Ruickbie's level of scholarship is impressive and he presents his conclusions with great literary skill in readable and attractive prose. The results are truly fascinating. Very highly recommended.' Revd Lionel Fanthorpe, FRSA, author and President of the Association for the Scientific Study of Anomalous Phenomena
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The Zoo of Zeus

Author: Bernarda Bryson

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ISBN: LCCN:64007804

Category: Animals, Mythical

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Animals as Religious Subjects

Sax, B., The Mythical Zoo: An Encyclopedia of Animals in World Myth, Legend, and Literature (Santa Barbara: ABC-Clio, 2001). Simoons, Frederick J., et al., ...

Author: Celia Deane-Drummond

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780567445216

Category: Religion

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This book examines one of the most pressing cultural concerns that surfaced in the last decade - the question of the place and significance of the animal. This collection of essays represents the outcome of various conversations regarding animal studies and shows multidisciplinarity at its very best, namely, a rigorous approach within one discipline in conversation with others around a common theme. The contributors discuss the most relevant disciplines regarding this conversation, namely: philosophy, anthropology, religious studies, theology, history of religions, archaeology and cultural studies. The first section, Thinking about Animals, explores philosophical, anthropological and religious perspectives, raising general questions about the human perception of animals and its crucial cultural significance. The second section explores the intriguing topic of the way animals have been used historically as religious symbols and in religious rituals. The third section re-examines some Christian theological and biblical approaches to animals in the light of current concerns. The final section extends the implications of traditional views about other animals to more specific ethical theories and practices.
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Body Soul Spirits and Supernatural Communication

IWitchesГ Zoopsychonavigations and the Astral Broom in the Worlds of Croatian Legends ... In Slovenska mitologija: enciklopedijski rećnik [Slavic mythology: ...

Author: Éva Pócs

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527526235

Category: Religion

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This book provides a nuanced picture of the notions of body and soul held by the peoples of Europe through the soul concepts associated with the Judeo-Christian tradition and other religions and denominations; and the alternative traditions preserved alongside Christianity in folklore collections, linguistic and literary records. The studies also emphasize the connections between these notions and beliefs related to death and the dead, as well as questions of communication between the human world and the spirit world. The essays here focus on the roles notions of the soul and the spirit world play in the everyday life, religion and mentality of various communities; their folklore and literary representations, as well as the narrative metaphors, motifs, topoi and genres of ideas about the soul and about supernatural communication, along with questions of the relationship between narratives and religious notions. This book will appeal to researchers and students of religion, mythology, folklore and the anthropology of religion, as well as general readers interested in the humanities.
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Trials of the Four Olympians

Instead of your average zoo animals, this new section of the zoo was made up with mythical creatures. To my left, a huge water enclosure; inside, ...

Author: Rebecca J. Sotirios

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781664103665

Category: Young Adult Fiction

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My name is Iris Dimitriadis, after visiting the Oracle of Delphi on my 18th birthday, I’m shocked to my core, to find out that I am a demigod! Yes, you heard correctly, a demigod! And one that is an offspring to one of the mighty gods. I never believed in the Greek gods until I started showing superhuman abilities, and this drastic change of events has awakened a forbidden prophecy, that no mere mortal could ever hope to complete. The barrier between the god's and humans has never been crossed before, well at least not until now. Everything changed on that fateful night, when the gods received a prophecy from the Oracle of Delphi exclaiming that Mount Olympus will be overthrown and destroyed by an evil fiend, and that only four demigods would be able to save them from destruction. These four demigods, offspring to the mighty gods of Olympus, will hold the fate of both worlds in their hands.
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