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Nectar & ambrosia : an encyclopedia of food in world mythology

Author: Tamra Andrews
Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the ancient world, there were salmon that granted wisdom, drinks that ensured immortality, and animals and vegetables that bestowed other powers. It was believed that fortune bestowed other powers. It was believed that fortune and famine were controlled by supernatural forces and food was the focus of life, myth and ritual. Now for the first time, the magic and symbolic properties and uses of food by both mortals
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Folklore
Encyclopedieën (vorm)
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Andrews, Tamra, 1959-
Nectar & ambrosia.
Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, ©2000
(DLC) 00010485
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Tamra Andrews
ISBN: 1576074366 9781576074367 1280720425 9781280720420
OCLC Number: 49851614
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 287 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Nectar and ambrosia [encyclopedia entries] --
Appendix 1. Food myths by culture --
Appendix 2. Food functions.
Other Titles: Nectar and ambrosia
Encyclopedia of food in world mythology
Responsibility: Tamra Andrews.

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A publishing first, "Nectar and Ambrosia" presents an encyclopedic treatment of the magic properties and uses of food by mortals and immortals alike, from the pages of myth and legend.  Read more...

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