London: Constable & Co., 1936. John Farleigh. First Edition. Cloth. Small 8vo, cloth, dust jacket with illustration, 314 +  pages. Very Good + / Very Good. Item #514
A remarkable suggestion is made that originally many of the Greek gods were birds to and from which various human attributes were selected and magnified. Thus, Athena was originally an owl from which its large bright eye was exaggerated and made one of the images of wisdom. (There were, of course, other creatures such as the snake beside Athena, which suggests that clusters of animals-&-attributes were selected by earlier peoples to represent more complex feelings and ideas.)
An attractively produced volume in a slightly tanned but striking dj, with appealing woodcuts throughout by Farleigh.