Site Map | Search | Terms & Conditions - PAIA
Company Profile | Products | Support | Contact Us | Community
...facilitating access to information
Legal | Electronic Publications | Online Reference | Collection Management | Library Systems | Cataloguing | Interlending | Client Access
HomeProductsElectronic Publications (Online Journals) Abstract Information
JournalsElectronic Publishing
Abstract Info
Latest issues added
More on this service
Subscription FAQ

Abstract Information

Dragonology : the idea of the dragon among the Greeks and the Zulu

  • Journal Title: Akroterion
  • Volume: Volume 55
  • Issue: 
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Pages: 75  - 85
  • Authors:  M. Kirby-Hirst;
  • ISSN: 03031896
  • Abstract:  The dragon is one of the most ubiquitous of images - from its appearance in the dreams of individuals to the legendary works of men like J R R Tolkien - it is known across the world but never viewed in the same way. This article takes a Jungian psychoanalytic approach to the dragon as symbol, and juxtaposes two distinct perspectives on the dragon, that of the ancient Greeks (the mythic dragons Typhon and Python in particular) and the Zulu people of South Africa (with special attention given to the place of the python as a possible "dragon" in the practice of divination), in an effort to better understand the creature's significance to these two cultures and to the world at large.
  • Read this article

For subscription and additional information please contact us on:

  • Tel: +27 12 643-9500
  • email:
  • alternatively you can complete this form and one of our portfolio managers will contact you!

Sabinet Online Ltd. is Proudly South AfricanCompany Profile | Products | Support | Contact Us | Community
P O Box 9785 Centurion 0046 | | 0800 11 85 95
Copyright © Sabinet Online Ltd 2008. All Rights Reserved. Terms & Conditions. PAIA.