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THE WOMAN'S ENCYCLOPEDIA OF MYTHS AND SECRETS., Walker, Barbara G.

Author Name    Walker, Barbara G.

Title   THE WOMAN'S ENCYCLOPEDIA OF MYTHS AND SECRETS.

Binding   Hard Cover

Book Condition   Very Good -

Jacket Condition   Very Good -

Edition   5th Printing

Publisher   San Francisco Harper & Row 1983

ISBN Number    0062509268 / 9780062509260

Seller ID   29754

1124 pp, 9 1/2 " H. B&w illustrations. "Do you know: Where the legends of a cat's nine lives comes from?; Why 'mama' is a word understood in nearly all languages?; How the custom of kissing began?; Whether there really was a femal pope?; Why Cinderella's glass slipper was so important to the prince? The answers to these and countless other intriguing questions are given in this compulsively readable, one-volume feminist encyclopedia. (T)his unique, comprehensive sourcebook focuses on mythology, anthropology, religion, and sexuality to uncover precisely what other encyclopedias leave out or misrepresent. (P)resents in convenient 'A-to-Z' arrangement, the fascinating stories behind word origins, legends, superstitions, and customs whose meanings have been all but forgotten. A browser's delight and an indispensible resource, it offers 1,350 entries on magic, witchcraft, elves, giants, god-desses, gods, deities' animal incarnations, and psychological anomalies such as demonic posses-sion; the mystical meanings of sun, moon, earth, sea, time, and space; ideas of the soul, reincarnation, creation, and doomsday; ancient and modern attitudes toward sex, prostitution, romance, rape, warfare, death, diabolism, original sin, and much, much more." Minor browning to pages - mostly in margins, very small scuff to top of text block, light browning to edges of text block, very light edge wear to boards, small bump at bottom of front hinge. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has two creases down front flap near edge and a corner crease on both flaps, light edge wear/wrinkling, rubbing with some very light scratches, two edge tears archivally taped.

Women,  Mythology,  Dictionaries.  Reference.  Sexism,  Religious  Aspects,  Matriatchy,  Goddesses,  Bible,  Christianity,  Birth,  Trinity,  Mirrors,  Easter,  Figs,  Mistletoe,  Lucifer,  Mary  Magdaleine,  Fatima,  Dark  Ages,  Saint  Peter,  Marriage,  Slaughter  Of  Innocents,  Fairy  Tales,  Fairies,  Motherhood,  Matrilineal  Inheritance,  Sex,  Jesus  Christ,  Paganism,  Sheila-Na-gig,  Convents,  Serpent,  Inquisition,  War,  Karuna,  Romance,  Atheism,  Mama,  Legends,  Folklore,  Folk  Tales,  Cinderella,  Glass  Slipper,  Kissing,  Mama,  Cats,  Nine  Lives,  Female  Popes,  Feminist  Literature,  Women's  Issues,  Superstitions,  Customs,  Witchcraft,  Witches,  Magic,  Elves,  Giants,  Animal  Incarnations,  Demonic  Possessiion,  Sun,  Moon,  Earth,  Soul,  Reincarnation,  Creation,  Doomsday,  Prostitution,  Rape,  Death,  Diabolism,  Original  Sin,  Folk  Songs,  Dances,  Holiday,  Nursery  Rhymes,  Magic  Symbols,  Sagas,  Scriptures,  Holidays,  Traditional  Games,  Akkad,  Egypt,  China,  India,  Babylon,  Phoenicia,  Persia,  Greece,  Rome. 

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