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By Ernest Thompson Seton

A prolific writer of books on flora and fauna, the nice naturalist Ernest Thompson Seton was once additionally an entire illustrator. Noting a dearth of normal zoological anatomies for artists, he took it upon himself to create one. This quantity is the results of his efforts. In it, he offers a definitive artist's-eye view of the outside anatomy of animals, supporting readers depict floor positive aspects resembling hair or fur, in addition to easy physique and facial structures.

Chapters conceal a couple of domesticated and wild species: the anatomy, dimension, and share of the lion, tiger, leopard, and different contributors of the cat kinfolk; bears (including the grizzly, eu brown, American black, and the polar bear); in addition to the camel, Indian elephant, and the caribou. extra sections think of the pony in movement, the gallop of a puppy, and fowl feathering.

One of the main greatly consulted books at the topic, artwork Anatomy of Animals may be a necessary addition to the libraries of either teachers and scholars of art.

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A sombre note introduced by the raven implies that she, like so many of the mothers, had a darker side and presided over death as well. Rosmerta, like Nantosuelta, belonged fundamentally to a partnership, usually appearing with the Celtic Mercury (Figures 22, 23). Rosmerta’s name means ‘Great Provider’, and places her firmly within the wide fertility and prosperity sphere of influence enjoyed by so many of the goddesses. 226 The few appearances of Rosmerta on her own indicate that she was of greater importance than the many reliefs of the divine couple would suggest.

The moon symbolism of this goddess, with its undertones of the female monthly cycle, occurs associated with mother-goddesses in the Rhineland, who sometimes wear lunar amulets, and indeed the small clay mother with lap-dog at Köln129 wears a moon-pendant, as if fertility, the moon, and dogs are symbolically linked. Certainly, where other beasts are involved in the imagery— the bull at Bordeaux and the stag at Saintes—the fertility symbolism of both beasts serves to enhance the image of the mother as having dominion over the earth and all its animate and inanimate bounty.

77 Linduff and Oaks78 both stress the importance of the cavalry in the rise of the Epona-cult. 79 The mounted units of the Roman army were primarily Gauls, then Germans. Linduff80 would see the horse imagery attached to the cult of Epona as crucial in attracting cavalrymen to her worship. 81 Certainly the worship of a horse-deity is appropriate for cavalry: the power, skill, and speed of their mounts was essential to their safety,82 and Epona may well have acted as a protectress of Celtic cavalry and their horses.

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