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Women & WeaselsMythologies of Birth in Ancient Greece and Rome$
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Maurizio Bettini and Emlyn Eisenach

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780226044743

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226039961.001.0001

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The Weasel-Rescuer Is a Complicated Character

The Weasel-Rescuer Is a Complicated Character

(p.154) [11] The Weasel-Rescuer Is a Complicated Character
Women & Weasels

Maurizio Bettini

University of Chicago Press

This chapter focuses on the ancient beliefs and folklore about the weasel. It shows the extraordinary quantity of unusual habits associated with the weasel, its symbolic meanings and connotations, and all the stories and legends in which this little animal was involved in years gone by.

Keywords:   weasel, ancient culture, folk beliefs, folklore

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