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Animals in Art- Animal Symbolism Links

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From: Judy Decker (jdecker_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sat Aug 11 2001 - 09:58:09 PDT


I introduce animals in art - animal symbolism with each trimester of
6th graders. This is a subject that bridges most cultures and most
religions (so it is safe to talk about beliefs -- I do stay away from
the "pagan" sites with kids - but do want students to have respect for
Native American beliefs). Below are a collection of links I have
found. Please post any addtional links you may have found for other
cultures (I have plenty for Native American). I will eventually create
a web page with all of these (including more information about each
site). Thanks in advance...Judy Decker

The dove is a universal symbol of peace and innocence.
In ancient Greek myth it was a bird of Athene which represented the
renewal of life.......You can see more versions of this symbol at our
Peace Pix page. http://rosella.apana.org.au/~mlb/cranes/symbols.htm

Celtic
http://www-personal.umich.edu/~lars/rel375.html

The Bestiary (Christian and other religions)
http://ww2.netnitco.net/users/legend01/beast.htm
Additional Christian symbols
http://ww2.netnitco.net/users/legend01/
Aberdeen Bestiary
http://www.clues.abdn.ac.uk:8080/besttest/alt/comment/best_toc.html

Ancient Egypt
http://www.wisdomworld.org/additional/ancientlandmarks/EgyptianSymbols
Worship.html

Chinese - animal symbols
http://www.geocities.com/Tokyo/Island/3268/tour.html
http://www.artic.edu/taoism/tradition/b14.php

Assyria: Study of symbols
http://www.atour.com/education/20010122a.html

Slides- PowerPoint
http://homer.hcrhs.k12.nj.us/hipsite/animal/animalteg/HTMLFiles/NOTES.
htm

Native American Folk Lore
http://www.ilhawaii.net/%7Estony/loreindx.html
Wisdom of the Animals
http://www.ou.edu/cas/classics/gibbs/siena/Animals.html

Animal symbols in art
http://www.metmuseum.org/explore/newegypt/htm/ls_ani.htm

Chinese Art - animal symbols http://www.ucf.edu/~oma/lesside3.htm

Animal folklore: http://www.geocities.com/Athens/6707/beastlore.html
Animal Symbols in art- (article)
http://www.washingtonparent.com/articles/9712/animal-s.htm
Native American - Powerful Symbols
http://www.powersource.com/gallery/objects/default.html
Native American Animal and Bird Totems:
http://www.angelfire.com/tn/earthhealing/page4.html
Native American Animal totems:
http://users.erols.com/brddwolf/animaltotem.html
Exploring Totem Poles
http://eduweb.brandonu.ca/~students/fall-97/romanokl/paper.htm
Pre-Columbian Art:
http://www.afaweb.org/education/colombian2.asp#animal
Plains Indians symbolism http://www.psyeta.org/sa/sa1.1/lawrence.html
Zuni Indians http://members.aol.com/ZuniArt/symbolism.html
Native American (additional ones)
 http://world-of-wolfspirit.freeservers.com/native5.html
More at : http://www.sacredspiral.com/Database/familiar/1959.html

Native American - Totem Poles
http://tqjunior.thinkquest.org/5160/symbolism.html
In Native American Culture and Mythology each animal represents a
different quality or way of life. Gives a partial list of those
animals and that qualities that they represent.

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