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Books: "The Dictionary of Symbols," by Jean Chevalier and Alain Gheerbrant, translated by John Buchanan-Brown. This remarkable and wide-ranging book is an inventory of symbols and the symbolic imagination. It draws together folklore, literary, and artistic sources, and focuses on the symbolic dimension of every color, number, sound, gesture, expression, or character trait that has benefitted from symbolic interpretation.

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Viking costume inspiration: Embellishment

Norse symbols from the Symbol Dictionary