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Insect Mythology

By: Gene Kritsky(Author), Ron Cherry(Author)
140 pages, plates with b/w photos; b/w illustrations, tables
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Mythology is a subject that has entertained people for thousands of years. These stories of gods and supernatural beings of the distant past are important in explaining how things came to be and are an integral part of societies.

Insect myths are numerous and widespread in mythology, but have received little attention. This is the first book dedicated specifically to showing the important roles insects have played in mythology. This is a comprehensive and readable survey of insect myths from around the world. Insect Mythology ranges from older, better-known insect myths such as sacred scarabs to new unpublished subjects such as insects as examples of parallel mythology.

Numerous black and white figures are found in Insect Mythology including new figures not previously seen in entomological literature. How insects are related to larger themes of mythology such as symbols and parallel mythology is discussed. Insects in Old World mythology (Egypt, China, etc.) and New World mythology (Native American, Mayan, etc.) are featured.

Insect Mythology brings to light the fascinating role that insects played in mythology and is the most comprehensive and authoritative reference on the subject.

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By: Gene Kritsky(Author), Ron Cherry(Author)
140 pages, plates with b/w photos; b/w illustrations, tables
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