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Title Icons of power : feline symbolism in the Americas / edited by Nicholas J. Saunders
Published London ; New York : Routledge, 2011
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 298 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents Introduction: icons of power / Nicholas J. Saunders -- Architecture of symbolism : the feline image / Nicholas J. Saunders -- The lord, the ruler : jaguar symbolism in the Americas / Elizabeth P. Benson -- The felidae in Pre-Columbian Panama : a thematic approach to their imagery and symbolism / Richard Cooke -- Feline symbolism and material culture in prehistoric Colombia / Anne Legast -- The jaguar of the backward glance / Alana Cordy-Collins -- Paragon or peril? : the jaguar in Amazonian Indian society / Peter G. Roe -- Felines, patronyms, and the history of the Araucanians in the southern Andes / Tom D. Dillehay -- Mountain lions and Pueblo shrines in the American Southwest / James H. Gunnerson -- Long-tail : the panther in Huron-Wyandot and Seneca myth, ritual, and material culture / George R. Hamell
Summary " ... investigates why the image of the cat has been such a potent symbol in the art, religion, and mythology of indigenous American cultures for three thousand years."--Back cover
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Indian art.
Indian mythology.
Indians -- Religion.
Jaguar -- Folklore
Puma -- Folklore
Indian art.
Indian mythology.
Indians -- Religion.
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- Communication Studies.
Genre/Form Folklore.
Form Electronic book
Author Saunders, Nicholas J.
ISBN 0203383826