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A Treasury of British Folklore by Dee Dee Chainey

Title A Treasury of British Folklore
Author Dee Dee Chainey
Publisher Rizzoli Publications
Release 2018-08-01
Category History
Total Pages 204
ISBN 1911358391
Language English, Spanish, and French
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An entertaining and engrossing collection of British customs, superstitions and legends from past and present. Did you know, in Cumbria it was believed a person lying on a pillow stuffed with pigeon’s feathers could not die? Or that green is an unlucky colour for wedding dresses? In Scotland it was thought you could ward off fairies by hanging your trousers from the foot of the bed, and in Gloucestershire you could cure warts by cutting notches in the bark of an ash tree.You’ve heard about King Arthur and St George, but how about the Green Man, a vegetative deity who is seen to symbolise death and rebirth? Or Black Shuck, the giant ghostly dog who was reputed to roam East Anglia?In this beautifully illustrated book, Dee Dee Chainey tells tales of mountains and rivers, pixies and fairy folk, and witches and alchemy. She explores how British culture has been shaped by the tales passed between generations, and by the land that we live on.As well as looking at the history of this subject, this book lists the places you can go to see folklore alive and well today. The Whittlesea Straw Bear Festival in Cambridgeshire or the Abbots Bromley Horn Dance in Staffordshire for example, or wassailing cider orchards in Somerset.

Title Treasury of Folklore Seas and Rivers
Author Dee Dee Chainey
Publisher Batsford
Release 2021-03-04
Category Social Science
Total Pages 192
ISBN 1849947058
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Enthralling tales of the sea, rivers and lakes from around the globe. Folklore of the seas and rivers has a resonance in cultures all over the world. Watery hopes, fears and dreams are shared by all peoples where rivers flow and waves crash. This fascinating book covers English sailor superstitions and shape-shifting pink dolphins of the Amazon, Scylla and Charybdis, the many guises of Mami Wata, the tale of the Yoruba River spirit, the water horses of the Scottish lochs, the infamous mystery of the Bermuda Triangle, and much more. Accompanied by stunning woodcut illustrations, popular authors Dee Dee Chainey and Willow Winsham explore the deep history and enduring significance of water folklore the world over, from mermaids, selkies and sirens to ghostly ships and the fountains of youth. With this book, Folklore Thursday aims to encourage a sense of belonging across all cultures by showing how much we all have in common.

A Treasury of British Folklore by Dee Dee Chainey

Title A Treasury of British Folklore
Author Dee Dee Chainey
Publisher National Trust
Release 2018-10-26
Category Social Science
Total Pages 192
ISBN 1911358561
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Dee Dee Chainey is an archaeologist by training and co-founder of Folklore Thursday.

Title Treasury of Folklore Woodlands and Forests
Author Dee Dee Chainey
Publisher Batsford
Release 2021-08-05
Category Social Science
Total Pages 192
ISBN 1849947406
Language English, Spanish, and French
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An entertaining and enthralling collection of myths, tales and traditions surrounding our trees, woodlands and forests from around the world. From the dark, gnarled woodlands of the north, to the humid jungles of the southern lands, trees have captured humanity’s imagination for millennia. Filled with primal gods and goddesses, dryads and the fairy tales of old, the forests still beckon to us, offering sanctuary, mystery and more than a little mischievous trickery. From insatiable cannibalistic children hewn from logs, to lumberjack lore, and the spine-chilling legend of Bloody Mary, there is much to be found between the branches. Come into the trees; witches, seductive spirits and big, bad wolves await you. With this book, Folklore Thursday aim to encourage a sense of belonging across all cultures by showing how much we all have in common.

Title Treasury of Folklore Woodlands and Forests
Author Dee Dee Chainey
Publisher Batsford
Release 2021-08-05
Category Social Science
Total Pages 192
ISBN 9781849946872
Language English, Spanish, and French
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An entertaining and enthralling collection of myths, tales and traditions surrounding our trees, woodlands and forests from around the world. From the dark, gnarled woodlands of the north, to the humid jungles of the southern lands, trees have captured humanity’s imagination for millennia. Filled with primal gods and goddesses, dryads and the fairy tales of old, the forests still beckon to us, offering sanctuary, mystery and more than a little mischievous trickery. From insatiable cannibalistic children hewn from logs, to lumberjack lore, and the spine-chilling legend of Bloody Mary, there is much to be found between the branches. Come into the trees; witches, seductive spirits and big, bad wolves await you. With this book, Folklore Thursday aim to encourage a sense of belonging across all cultures by showing how much we all have in common.

Title Treasury of Japanese Folktales
Author Yuri Yasuda
Publisher Tuttle Publishing
Release 2014-01-07
Category Juvenile Fiction
Total Pages 112
ISBN 1462914624
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Learn Japanese and enjoy folktales at the same time with this whimsically illustrated multicultural children's book! This bilingual edition of A Treasury of Japanese Folktales—presented in both English and Japanese—contains 12 of the best Japanese legends and fairy tales, told to generation after generation of Japanese children. Originally written in English by Yuri Yasuda, based on her interpretations of traditional Japanese tales, these charming stories of rich imagination are now accompanied by Japanese text by Yumi Matsunari and Yumi Yamaguchi. The Japanese text includes basic kanji accompanied by furigana to help beginning learners to recognize and learn the characters. Adventures carry us, on turtle-back, to the splendors of the underwater palace of the dragon princess, to the beautiful hills where Kintaro plays with his animal friends, and to a temple where we discover a "tea kettle" that is really a cunning badger in disguise. The 98 color illustrations, executed with great skill and imagination, bring to life the charming characters of these heart-warming tales of old Japan, which include: Shitakiri Suzume, the Tongue-Cut Sparrow Kintaro, the Strong Boy Kaguya Hime, the Luminous Princess Momotaro, the Peach Boy Bunbuku Chagama, the Lucky Cauldron

Vestiges of Vikings in British Folklore by Stanley Jackson Coleman

Title Vestiges of Vikings in British Folklore
Author Stanley Jackson Coleman
Publisher
Release 1957
Category Folklore
Total Pages 11
ISBN
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title Llewellyn s 2022 Magical Almanac
Author Llewellyn
Publisher Llewellyn Worldwide
Release 2021-07-08
Category Body, Mind & Spirit
Total Pages 288
ISBN 073876759X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Explore new ways to deepen your magical practice with Llewellyn's 2022 Magical Almanac. For more than thirty years, this almanac has provided useful spells, rituals, and ideas that inspire all levels of practitioners to improve their connection to magical energies and elements. This year's edition features dozens of compelling articles, grouped by element, on staff making, magical reversals, the history and use of the pentacle, how to create a magical threshold, third eye opening, spirit houses, healing waters, frog magic, and more. You'll also be treated to a fantastic coloring section with coloring pages, color correspondences, and two spells to be used with the coloring pages.

Courting the Wild Twin by Martin Shaw

Title Courting the Wild Twin
Author Martin Shaw
Publisher Chelsea Green Publishing
Release 2020-03-11
Category Psychology
Total Pages 144
ISBN 1603589503
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Master mythologist Martin Shaw uses timeless story-wisdom to examine our broken relationship with the world There is an old legend that says we each have a wild, curious twin that was thrown out the window the night we were born, taking much of our vitality with them. If there was something we were meant to do with our few, brief years on Earth, we can be sure that the wild twin is holding the key. In Courting the Wild Twin, Dr. Martin Shaw invites us to seek out our wild twin--a metaphor for the part of ourselves that we generally shun or ignore to conform to societal norms--to invite them back into our consciousness, for they have something important to tell us. He challenges us to examine our broken relationship with the world, to think boldly, wildly, and in new ways about ourselves--as individuals and as a collective. Through the use of scholarship, storytelling, and personal reflection, Shaw unpacks two ancient European fairy tales that concern the mysterious wild twin. By reading these tales and becoming storytellers ourselves, he suggests we can restore our agency and confront modern challenges with purpose, courage, and creativity. Courting the Wild Twin is a declaration of literary activism and an antidote to the shallow thinking that typifies our age. Shaw asks us to recognize mythology as a secret weapon--a radical, beautiful, heart-shuddering agent of deep, lasting change.

Britain s Trees by Jo Woolf

Title Britain s Trees
Author Jo Woolf
Publisher Rizzoli Publications
Release 2020-04-07
Category Nature
Total Pages 272
ISBN 1911358863
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A guide to identifying Britain's trees and to the rich folklore and traditions connected with them. From hawthorn to holly and from beech to blackthorn, each of Britain's forty or so native trees are illustrated and a text weaves together the fascinating natural history, folklore, traditions, and remedies connected with them. Particularly famous and significant trees around the country are included too, some dating back thousands of years. As well as a fascinating book to dip into, the illustrations allow the book to double as an identification guide. Trees have a special place in British hearts, and this book is a superb celebration of that love.

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