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Once Upon a Time, long, long-ago, mothers loved their children, and passed on to them knowledge and tradition, with stories and symbols. Thousands of years later we still tell these ancient stories, and wonder at the images that our ancestors devised. "The World of Symbols" is a collection of these images, decoded and placed in context of history. Symbologist Michelle Snyder, author of "The World of Symbols: Secrets of the Mermaids" and "Symbology: Decoding Classic Images", has presented the origins of some of our favorite symbols in easy to read, colorful articles, accompanied by her own illustrations.