From The Beginning Of Time, people have watched and wondered at the animals with which they share the earth. Over the centuries thousandsof stories have sprung up around animals, many based in truth, others the products of pure imagination, but all of them celebrating the magic and mystery of the natural world.As she did in the best-selling "The Book Of Goddesses, Kris Waldherr has combed the world's major mythologies to create a stunning multicultural collection of images and information. Dazzling full-color portraits of legendary creatures and mythical beasts are accompanied by lively, well-researched commentaries that explore each of sixteen animals' special significance in the traditions of diverse cultures and religions. A work of both art and scholarship, "Sacred Animals is a magnificent gift for animals lovers of all ages.
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