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Popular Tales Of The West Highlands Vol 2

Author : J. F. Campbell
ISBN : 9781907256066
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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This second volume of Tales of the West Highlands contains thirty ursgeuln, or tales, fifty riddles plus a few extra stories. As always, these are tales and stories in which something 'Fairy' or magical occurs, something extraordinary --fairies, giants, dwarfs, princes, princesses, kings and queens, speaking animals and the remarkable stupidity of some of the characters. But these aren't just a collection of amusing and entertaining stories. Just 20 years after the Elementary Education Act of 1870 these are the tales that were still being used in those far- flung reaches of the Highlands to teach the young the lessons of life. Also included are Seanachas--those old Highland stories which in their telling resemble no others, whose origins are lost in the mists of the Highlands, if not the midst of time. So take some time out and travel back to a period before television and radio, a time when tales were passed on orally-- at the drying kilns, at the communal well or in homes, where families would gather around a crackling and spitting hearth and granddad or grandma or uncle or auntie would delight and captivate the gathering with stories passed on to them from their parents and grandparents from time immemorial. A proportion of the profit from the sale of this book will be donated towards the education of the underprivileged in Scotland.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Popular Tales Of The West Highlands Orally Collected Vol 2 Classic Reprint

Author : John Francis Campbell
ISBN : 0332461181
Genre : Social Science
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Excerpt from Popular Tales of the West Highlands, Orally Collected, Vol. 2 A dancing m 7. The Herdsman Johanna maccl-imm UM or M t hr! 0' Jon mpwl Anulm'a Danghm. 9. Do. And the Coat 10. Same Story Alex. Li'donald XXII. 08m after the fern Gaelic 2° 41 m Last of the cum. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
Category: Social Science

Scottish Folk Lore And Folk Life Studies In Race Culture And Tradition

Author : Donald Mackenzie
ISBN : 9781447482703
Genre : History
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Originally published in 1935. In this volume the folk-lore of Scotland is given intensive study and its characteristic features bought into prominence. Comparative notes are provided along with a historical summary which deals chiefly with intrusions, settlements or expulsions of aliens; and there is a study of the race question based upon reliable data, including those accumulated in many Scottish schools and during the recruiting period of the Great War. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
Category: History

Encyclopedia Of Fairies In World Folklore And Mythology

Author : Theresa Bane
ISBN : 9780786471119
Genre : Social Science
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Fairies have been revered and feared, sometimes simultaneously, throughout recorded history. This encyclopedia of concise entries, from the A-senee-ki-waku of northeastern North America to the Zips of Central America and Mexico, includes more than 2,500 individual beings and species of fairy and nature spirits from a wide range of mythologies and religions from all over the globe.
Category: Social Science

The Land Of The Green Man

Author : Carolyne Larrington
ISBN : 9780857727305
Genre : Social Science
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Beyond its housing estates and identikit high streets there is another Britain. This is the Britain of mist-drenched forests and unpredictable sea-frets: of wraith-like fog banks, druidic mistletoe and peculiar creatures that lurk, half-unseen, in the undergrowth, tantalising and teasing just at the periphery of human vision. How have the remarkably persistent folkloric traditions of the British Isles formed and been formed by the identities and psyches of those who inhabit them? In her sparkling new history, Carolyne Larrington explores the diverse ways in which a myriad of imaginary and fantastical beings has moulded the cultural history of the nation. Fairies, elves and goblins here tread purposefully, sometimes malignly, over an eerie, preternatural landscape that also conceals brownies, selkies, trows, knockers, boggarts, land-wights, Jack o'Lanterns, Barguests, the sinister Nuckleavee, or water-horse, and even Black Shuck: terrifying hell-hound of the Norfolk coast with eyes of burning coal. Focusing on liminal points where the boundaries between this world and that of the supernatural grow thin those marginal tide-banks, saltmarshes, floodplains, moors and rock-pools wherein mystery lies the author shows how mythologies of Mermen, Green men and Wild-men have helped and continue to help human beings deal with such ubiquitous concerns as love and lust, loss and death and continuity and change. Evoking the Wild Hunt, the ghostly bells of Lyonesse and the dread fenlands haunted by Grendel, and ranging the while from Shetland to Jersey and from Ireland to East Anglia, this is a book that will captivate all those who long for the wild places: the mountains and chasms where Gog, Magog and their fellow giants lie in wait."
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Popular Tales And Fictions

Author : William Alexander Clouston
ISBN : 9781576076163
Genre : Reference
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Presents a collection of folk and fairy tales, describing their origins and themes.
Category: Reference