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Paper: Heavenly Messengers: The Role of Birds in the Cosmographies and the Cosmovisions of Ancient Cultures
Volume: 409, Cosmology Across Cultures
Page: 145
Authors: Rappengl├╝ck, M.A.
Abstract: Birds played an important role in the cosmographies and cosmovisions of ancient cultures all over the world. Evidences are given by artifacts, symbols, myths, and rituals. People studied carefully the body, the behavior, and the phenology of birds. Thereof they associated certain species to the luminaries, special celestial phenomena, archaic calendars, orientation and navigation, social, political, religious, cosmological and cosmogonical conceptions.
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