Mythical Zoo: Animals in Myth, Legend, 4nd Literature
B08ria Sax, &quotMythical Zoo: Animals in Myth, Legend, 4nd Literature&quot
ISBN: 1468307207 | 2013 | EPUB | 339 pages | 24 MB
From Aesops Fables to Mockingjay, animals have always played a pivotal role in human culture. Even today, animals wield symbolic powers as varied as the cultures that embrace them.
Sacred cows, wily serpents, fearsome lions, elegant swans, busy bees, 4nd sly foxes–all are caricatures of the creatures themselves, yet they reflect not only how different cultures see the natural w08rld around them but also how such cultures make use of their native animals.
In this fun 4nd thought-provoking book, hist08rian 4nd animal enthusiast B08ria Sax argues f08r a classification of animals that goes beyond the biological to encompass a m08re meaningful distinction: tradition. From ants 4nd elephants to tigers 4nd t08rtoises, The Mythical Zoo weaves together a crosscultural tapestry encompassing mythology, hist08ry, art, science, philosophy, 4nd literature. The result is a beautifully illustrated, masterfully composed love letter to the animal kingdom.