Charming Beauties and Frightful Beasts - Non-Human Animals in South Asian Myth, Ritual and Folklore - Fabrizio M. Ferrari

Charming Beauties and Frightful Beasts - Non-Human Animals in South Asian Myth, Ritual and Folklore - Fabrizio M. Ferrari

Dark Shades of Power. The Crow in Hindu and Tantric Religious Traditions

Charming Beauties and Frightful Beasts - Non-Human Animals in South Asian Myth, Ritual and Folklore - Fabrizio M. Ferrari

Xenia Zeiler
University of Bremen

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This chapter discusses the crow in the religious traditions which dominate its perception in South Asia, namely Hinduism in general and Tantrism in particular (Gupta, Hoens and Goudriaan 1979: 5–12). As details of the crows’ representations and perceptions in both systems tend to overlap, the chapter first aims at singling out characteristic mythological, iconographical and ritual representations of the crow in each tradition.

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Zeiler, Xenia. Dark Shades of Power. The Crow in Hindu and Tantric Religious Traditions. Charming Beauties and Frightful Beasts - Non-Human Animals in South Asian Myth, Ritual and Folklore. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 199 - 216 Oct 2013. ISBN 9781908049599. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=21398. Date accessed: 19 Oct 2019 doi: 10.1558/equinox.21398. Oct 2013

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