On the Trail of Spider Woman: Petroglyphs, Pictographs and Myths of the Southwest

On the Trail of Spider Woman: Petroglyphs, Pictographs and Myths of the Southwest

by Carol Patterson-Rudolph
     
 

On the Trail of Spider Woman weaves together the stories of tiny elusive Spider Woman as she is mythologized by the Keresan Pueblo, Hopi and Navajo people. Each tribe sees this mythic figure differently, yet there is no need to depict her in a realistic form. Instead she is described in symbols that reflect her attributes. She is a metaphor for something small and… See more details below

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On the Trail of Spider Woman weaves together the stories of tiny elusive Spider Woman as she is mythologized by the Keresan Pueblo, Hopi and Navajo people. Each tribe sees this mythic figure differently, yet there is no need to depict her in a realistic form. Instead she is described in symbols that reflect her attributes. She is a metaphor for something small and invisible yet very powerful. She represents creativity, spirit, old age, and wisdom. The myths in this book are those that were left in the petroglyphs and pictographs of the San Juan Basin, southeastern Utah, and northwestern New Mexico. Both the myths and the petroglyphs need to be understood from the perspective of the native people who made them.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780941270977
Publisher:
Smith, Gibbs Publisher
Publication date:
09/28/1997
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
7.32(w) x 10.38(h) x 0.73(d)

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