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Nectar and Ambrosia: An Encyclopedia of Food in World Mythology
Tamra Andrews (au)
Hardcover (no d.j.)
In the ancient world it was believed that fortune & famine were controlled by supernatural forces & food was the focus of life, myth, & ritual. Here, the magic properties & uses of food by both mortals & legends are brought together & explained. The book covers the major food groups, beverages, herbs, & spices; mythological concoctions such as Soma, the immortal drink of Indian legend; & foods of myth, such as Chinese mooncakes. The book is filled with an abundance of exotic lore & legend. A valuable intro. explains the connections among myth, food, & ancient cultures; the rites & rituals of hunting, planting, & harvesting; & taboo foods, edible offerings, forbidden fruits, fasts, & feasts. Black & white illustrations.
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