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The Mythical Zoo

An Encyclopedia of Animals in World Myth, Legend, and Literature

The Mythical Zoo by Boria Sax
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First thought to be divine, animals have played an active role in human culture since prehistoric times. Even today, animals wield symbolic powers as varied as the cultures that embrace them. From ants and elephants to tigers and wrens, the 75 conversational entries in this volume weave together a cross-cultural tapestry encompassing mythology, history, art, science, philosophy and literature while discussing the special significance of animals in human cultures.
ABC-CLIO; May 2002
324 pages; ISBN 9781576076132
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Title: The Mythical Zoo
Author: Boria Sax
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