Eye of Newt and Toe of Frog, Adder's Fork and Lizard's Leg

Eye of Newt and Toe of Frog, Adder's Fork and Lizard's Leg

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Frogs are worshipped for bringing nourishing rains, but blamed for devastating floods. Turtles are admired for their wisdom and longevity, but ridiculed for their sluggish and cowardly behavior. Snakes are respected for their ability to heal and restore life, but despised as symbols of evil. Lizards are revered as beneficent guardian spirits, but feared as the Devil himself. In this ode to toads and snakes, newts and tuatara, crocodiles and tortoises, herpetologist and science writer Marty Crump explores folklore across the world and throughout time. From creation myths to trickster tales; from associations with fertility and rebirth to fire and rain; and from the use of herps in folk medicines and magic, as food, pets, and gods, to their roles in literature, visual art, music, and dance, Crump reveals both our love and hatred of amphibians and reptilesa€”and their perceived power. In a world where we keep home terrariums at the same time that we battle invasive cane toads, and where public attitudes often dictate that the cute and cuddly receive conservation priority over the slimy and venomous, she shows how our complex and conflicting perceptions threaten the conservation of these ecologically vital animals. Sumptuously illustrated, Eye of Newt and Toe of Frog, Addera€™s Fork and Lizarda€™s Leg is a beautiful and enthralling brew of natural history and folklore, sobering science and humor, that leaves us with one irrefutable lesson: love herps. Warts, scales, and all.A few years ago, I viewed a display labeled a€œGifts for the Godsa€ in the Ancient Egypt exhibit in the Smithsoniana#39;s National ... Their internal organs were removed , the bodies dried, and the remains wrapped in strips of linen. ... In parts of Madagascar, people worship crocodiles, considered to have supernatural powers.

Title:Eye of Newt and Toe of Frog, Adder's Fork and Lizard's Leg
Author: Marty Crump
Publisher:University of Chicago Press - 2015-11-16

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