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The woman's dictionary of symbols and sacred objects

Author: Barbara G Walker
Publisher: San Francisco : HarperSanFrancisco, 1988. ©1988
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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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 diifferent 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Folklore
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara G Walker
ISBN: 0062509225 9780062509222 0062509233 9780062509239 0785804609 9780785804604
OCLC Number: 17841488
Description: xi, 563 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Round and oval motifs --
Long motifs --
Three-way motifs --
Four-way motifs --
Multipointed motifs --
Sacred objects --
Secular-sacred objects --
Rituals --
Deities' signs --
Supernaturals --
Zodiac --
Body parts --
Nature --
Animals --
Birds --
Insects --
Flowers --
Plants --
Trees --
Fruit and foodstuffs --
Minerals, stones, and shells.
Responsibility: Barbara G. Walker.
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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 diifferent 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 reference"--from Publisher description.

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