By Sherman Hollar
Age variety: eight - 12 Years
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 the range of Animal existence 12
Chapter 2 category and behaviour 33
Chapter three Animals with out Backbones 50
Chapter four Animals with Backbones 61
For additional information 80
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The dog made a winding track all over the country, and as the snake followed him its slitherings and turnings created landmarks, rivers, and waterholes. The Rainbow snake ﬁnally obtained the secrets and then travelled throughout the continent, teaching the law and creating landmarks as he went. The angry Ekarlarwan sent the butcher bird Jolpol after the Rainbow snake. Jolpol used trickery to push Jarapiri’s head into a campﬁre to burn him to death. However, the storm bird Kurukura, who was Jarapiri’s protector, attacked the butcher bird and drove him away.
He is described in various legends either as a spider or human with long legs and great dexterity. The origin of his stories that spread throughout Africa and as far as the West Indies may have originated from Ghana. In various myths Anansi whose name means spider, was also credited with creating the sun, the moon, and the stars. 14 16 Fabulous Creatures, Mythical Monsters, and Animal Power Symbols THE AZTEC ANIMAL DEITIES Animals, birds, and even insects were an essential part of worship in the world of the Aztecs.
Budge, E. A. Wallis. The Book of the Dead. New York: Gramercy Books, 1995. 11. Weidermann, A. Religion of the Ancient Egyptians. Boston: Adamant Media Corporation, 2001. 12. Drysdale, V. , and J. E. Brown, eds. The Gift of the Sacred Pipe. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1995. 13. See note 1 above. 14. Parrinder, G. African Mythology. New York: Bedrick Books, 1991. 15. , and K. Taube. The Gods and Symbols of Ancient Mexico and the Maya. London: Thames and Hudson, 1993. CHAPTER 2 Serpents in Myth A number of myths about animals and other creatures are rooted in the observation of nature.
A Closer Look at the Animal Kingdom (Introduction to Biology - Britannica Digital Learning) (1st Edition) by Sherman Hollar