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Author Crump, Martha L.
Title Eye of newt and toe of frog, adder's fork and lizard's leg : the lore and mythology of amphibians and reptiles / Marty Crump ; in collaboration with Danté B. Fenolio.
Publication Info. Chicago ; London : University of Chicago Press, 2015.
©2015
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 Stack 3  598.1 C    IN LIBRARY
Description viii, 320 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 27 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-300) and index.
Contents Talk to the animals -- In the beginning : creation myths -- Snakes : "good" or "evil"? -- Songs and thunderbolts : frogs, snakes, and rain -- A second chance : frogs, snakes, and rebirth -- Of love, morals, and death : amphibians and reptiles in folktales -- The lighter side : trickster tales and "how" and "why" stories -- Tailless wonders, naked serpents, and fire lizards : perception of amphibians through folk beliefs -- Marshmallow-eaters, Methuselahs, spiny-backs, were-lizards, and protectors : perception of reptiles through folk beliefs -- Move aside, Viagra : reptile sexual power -- Pick your poison-- blood, venom, skin, or bones : folk medicines -- Like a hell-broth, boil and bubble : witchcraft and magic -- "How 'bout them toad suckers" : other ways we use amphibians and reptiles -- Singing tuatara from their holes.
Subject Amphibians -- Folklore.
Amphibians -- Mythology.
Reptiles -- Folklore.
Reptiles -- Mythology.
Added Author Fenolio, Danté B. (Danté Bruce)
Added Title Lore and mythology of amphibians and reptiles
ISBN 9780226116006 (cloth ; alkaline paper)
022611600X (cloth ; alkaline paper)
9780226116143 (e-book)
Standard No. 40025456969