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List of Themes

Abundance and

Plenty

Actors

Adultery

Adventure

Ambition

Anger

Animals, Love of

Appearing

Arrogance and

Pomposity

Artists

Ascent and Descent

Avarice

Baldness

Bargain

Beauty: Female

Beauty

Beauty: Male

Beauty

Betrayal

Blindness

Captives

Change

Chaos and Disorder

Chastity and

Virginity

Comedy and

Humour

Communication

Complexity

Concealment

Conflict

Conformity

Courage

Cowardice

Craftsmen

Criminals

Cunning

Curse

Dancing

Danger

Darkness

Death

Defeat

Departure

Deserted Places

Despair

Destiny and Luck

Destruction

Detectives

Devil

Dictators and

Tyrants

Difficulty

Disappearance and

Absence

Disapproval

Disclosure

Disguise

Distance

Doubt

Dreams

Duality

Enemy

Envy

Escape and Survival

Evil

Explorers

Failure

Fatness

Fear

Fertility

Fierce Women

Food and Drink

Forgiveness

Freedom

Friendship

Generosity

Gesture

Gluttony

Goodness

Grief and Sorrow

Guarding

Guilt

Hair

Happiness

Hatred

Height

Heroes

Honesty and Truth

Horror

Horses

Humility

Hunters

Hypocrisy

Idealism

Idyllic Places

Illusion

Immobility

Importance

Indifference

Innocence

Insanity

Inspiration

Intelligence

Invisibility

Jealousy

Judgement and

Decision

XII LIST OF THEMES

Knowledge

Lack of Change

Large Size

Leaders

Life: Generation of

Life

Light

Love and Marriage

Lovers

Lying

Macho Men

Magic

Medicine

Memory

Messengers

Mischief

Miserliness

Modernity

Monsters

Moustaches

Movement

Murderers

Music

Mystery

Naivety

Nakedness

Nonconformity

Noses

Old Age

Optimism

Oratory

Outdatedness

Outlaws

Past

Patience

Peace

Perseverance

Pessimism

Poverty

Power

Pride

Prisons

Problem

Prophecy

Prostitutes

Punishment

Quest

Realization

Rebellion and

Disobedience

Rebirth and

Resurrection

Rescue

Returning

Revenge

Ruthlessness

Safety

Sculptors

Seducers and Mal<

Lovers

Sex and Sexuality

Silence

Similarity

Sirens

Sleep

Small Size

Smiles

Soldiers

Solitude

Sound

Speech

Speed

Sternness

Storytellers

Strangeness

Strength

Struggle

Stupidity

Success

Suffering

Superiority

Teachers

Temperature

Temptation

Thinness

Thirft

Time

Travellers and

Wanderers

Ugliness Unpleasant or

Wicked Places

Vanity

Victory

Walk

War

Water

Weakness

Wealth

Wholesomeness

Wisdom

Writers

Youth

List of Special

Entries

Achilles

3

Adam and Eve

5

Alice in Wonderland

10

Apollo

15

Cain

44

Cinderella

56

Daniel

86

David

90

Dionysus

117

Don Quixote

128

Gulliver's Travels

171

Hades

172

Hercules

182

Jason and the Argonauts

220

Jesus

223

Joseph

224

Moses and the Book of Exodus

264

Noah and the Flood

279

Odysseus

283

Prometheus

311

Samson

336

Trojan War

392

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