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ais See ae Feline Symbolism in the Americas f ae Siz EDITED BY NICHOLAS J. SAUNDERS a ICONS OF POWER Feline symbolism in the Americas Edited by Nicholas J. Saunders R London and New York First published 1998 by Routledge 11 New Fetter Lane, London EC4P 4EE Simultaneously published in che USA and Canada by Routledge 29 West 35th Street, New York, NY 10001 © 1998 selection and editorial matter: Nicholas J. Saunders; individual chapters: the contributors ‘Typeset in Stempel Garamond by Florencetype, Stoodleigh, Devon Printed and bound in Great Britain by Biddles Ltd, Guildford and King’s Lynn Alll rights reserved. No part of this book may be reprinted or eye teat or aise) ian tae on Gyan eee mechanical, or other means, now known or hereafter invented, including photocopying and recording, or in any. information storage or retrieval system, without permission in writing from the publishers. British Library Cataloguing in Publication Data A catalogue record for this book is available from the British Library Library of Congress Cataloguing in Publication Data Icons of power: feline symbolism in the Americas / edited by Nicholas J. Saunders Includes bibliographical references 1. Indian art. 2. Jaguar-Folklore. 3. Pumas-Folklore. 4. Indians-Religion. 5. Indian mythology. I. Saunders, Nicholas J. E59,A7136 1998 398' .3699755'08997—-de21 97-13462 ISBN 0-415-15327-1