Reverse Symbolism Dictionary: Symbols Listed by Subject

Reverse Symbolism Dictionary: Symbols Listed by Subject

By: Steven Olderr (compiler)Paperback

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This is a companion to the hugely successful Symbolism: A Comprehensive Dictionary. The earlier dictionary was arranged by symbol and told what the meanings were. The present work goes the other way (but it is not simply a refiguring of the data). It presents ideas, situations or objects (ancient to modern), and gives the appropriate symbols (allusions, associations, attributes, or emblems). Some examples: one of the symbols for ""hell"" is descending stairs; an attribute of Saint Benedict is a raven; joy after sorrow is symbolized by the gemstone, amber. Literary, artistic, religious, heraldic, numerological, folkloric, occult, psychological, and biblical usages are included.

About Author

Award-winning author Steven Olderr is a professional librarian living in Oak Park, Illinois.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780786421251
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 191
  • ID: 9780786421251
  • ISBN10: 0786421258

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