A Dictionary Of Symbols

Author: J. E. Cirlot
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486132668
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A valuable reference, this informative and entertaining volume presents a key to elucidating the symbolic worlds encountered in both the arts and the history of ideas. 32 black-and-white illustrations.

A Dictionary Of Symbols

Author: Jean Chevalier
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
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Discusses symbolism in folklore, art, and literature

A Dictionary Of Literary Symbols

Author: Michael Ferber
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 131678097X
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This is an expansion of the first dictionary of symbols to be based on literature, rather than on 'universal' psychological archetypes or myths. It explains and illustrates the literary symbols that we frequently encounter (such as swan, rose, moon, gold) and gives thousands of cross-references and quotations. The dictionary concentrates on English literature, but its entries range widely from the Bible and classical authors to the twentieth century, taking in American and European literatures. For this third edition, Michael Ferber has included some twenty completely new entries (such as birch, childbirth, grove, mill and railroad) and has added to many of the existing entries. Its rich references make this book an essential tool not only for literary and classical scholars but also for all students of literature.

The Complete Dictionary Of Symbols

Author: Jack Tresidder
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
ISBN: 9780811847674
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Describes the origins, history, and meaning of a variety of signs and symbols that appear in art, literature, mythology, and religion, covering more than two thousand symbols, figures, and themes and drawing from classical myth, biblical text, and other traditional and cultural items. Original. 17,500 first printing.

The Woman S Dictionary Of Symbols And Sacred Objects

Author: Barbara G. Walker
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062288873
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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 reference Three-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 lips imitated the sacred lingam-yoni: male within female genital. Sticking out the tongue is still a polite sign of greeting in northern India and Tibet (see Body Parts). Cosmic Egg In ancient times the primeval universe-or the Great Mother-took the form of an egg. It carried all numbers and letters within an ellipse, to show that everything is contained within one form at the beginning (see Round and Oval Motifs).

Dictionary Of Chinese Symbols

Author: Wolfram Eberhard
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134988648
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This unique and authoritative guide describes more than 400 important Chinese symbols, explaining their esoteric meanings and connections. Their use and development in Chinese literature and in Chinese customs and attitudes to life are traced lucidly and precisely. `An ideal reference book to help one learn and explore further, while simultaneously giving greater insight into many other aspects of Chinese life ... the most authoritative guide to Chinese symbolism available to the general reader today ... a well-researched, informative and entertaining guide to the treasure trove of Chinese symbols.' - South China Morning Post

A Dictionary Of Symbols

Author: Juan Eduardo Cirlot
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9780415036498
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The unvarying essential meanings of around 1,000 symbols and symbolic themes commonly found in the art, literature and thought of all cultures through the ages are clarified.

Dictionary Of Symbols

Author: Carl G. Liungman
Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated
ISBN: 9780393312362
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Describes the functions, meanings, and history of nearly fifteen hundred symbols, including those from religion, science, and alchemy

Dictionary Of Symbols

Author: Jack Tresidder
Publisher: Chronicle Books (CA)
ISBN: 9780811818889
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Presents historical information and cultural definitions of signs and symbols from mythology, folklore, and religion