Bear: Myth, Animal, Icon

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Wolf D. Storl dives deep into the world of bears, uncovering their origins throughout history and how their presence has shaped cultures for centuries. Discover the roles they’ve played as the animal doppelgangers nagual and fylgia. Discover the shamans and berserkers that harness their power of healing and strength. Discover how bear plants are used in apothecary and their continuous appearance in pop culture. Also included are detailed illustrations, a bear dictionary, fairy tales, and folk tales.

Bear is a thorough guide with an almost mystical quality to the writing and an analytical approach that nicely compliments the inclusion of various tales. Storl includes personal encounters and opinions, giving a fresh insight that makes it feel like a whole other world. Every chapter unveils a different aspect of what significance bears played in culture, from their connection to healing and power to their influence on pop culture. The ewoks of Star Wars, Smokey the Bear, and other famous bears can be found at the end in a bear dictionary. This is a fascinating book that will appeal to anyone who loves bears and is the perfect read for those who love history and mythology.

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Star Count 4.5/5
Format Trade
Page Count 320 pages
Publisher North Atlantic Books
Publish Date 2018-Jan-09
ISBN 9781623171636 Buy this Book
Issue March 2018
Category Science & Nature


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