Kris Waldherr has combed the world's mythologies to create a stunning multicultural collection of images and information about magical animals. Dazzling full-color portraits accompanied by lively, well-researched commentaries explore the special significance of sixteen animals in the traditions of diverse cultures and religions. The origins of fox's reputation for cunning, the legend of how raven stole the sun, the reason why some Orkney fishermen believe they are related to seals, and other fascinating folk tales and myths are recounted here. A work of both art and scholarship, Sacred Animals is a magnificent gift for animal lovers of all ages.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - flamingrosedrakon - LibraryThing
This was a beautiful book and present that my sister found for me months ago while I am just getting it for a present. Who doesn't like books as presents? Anyway this book is beautiful to look at with ... Read full review
SACRED ANIMALSUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
Using "sacred" in a very broad sense, Waldherr (Harvest, not reviewed, etc.) pairs luxuriant, romanticized portraits of 16 creatures (three of which are mythical) with related folk lore from diverse ... Read full review