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Dictionary of Mythology Folklore and Symbols; Parts 1 & 2

by Gertrude Jobes

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This a gem for the library of any mythology-lover. Although it was written back in the early 60s, it still represents one of the most comprehensive overviews of world religions and symbolism I've ever come across. Mrs. Jobes covers just about everything: the Greek/Roman myths, Christian, Islam, Mithraic, Celtic, Zoroastrian, Buddhism, Hindu beliefs, those trippy Siberian tribes, Norse, Lithuanian demons, Algonquin, Bushmen, Aborigine, the Polynesian tribes, South American deities, the language of flowers.. the list goes on and on. Plus, she makes things incredibly helpful by pointing out similarities across religions, such as the ubiquitous sun hero theme (Llew Llaw, Heracles, Ra, Moses). Jobes is thorough, meticulous, yet vastly accessible. Highly recommended ( )
  saturnloft | Aug 23, 2013 |
This is a great 2 volume set. When I purchased it years ago it was expensive but over the last 20 years it has proven invaluable to me and well worth what I paid for it.

One of the features that I like best is that it takes a particular apect such as the color 'red' and then provides information from a very wide spectrum of cultural mythologies For the serious researcher it should be included on your shelf because of the absolutely tremendous amount of information contained. It helps with identifying and cross culture synthesizing with myths, lore, legends, beings etc. ( )
  Maghnus | Sep 12, 2010 |
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