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The Secret Language Of Birds

Author : Adele Nozedar
ISBN : CORNELL:31924104007855
Genre : Birds
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Containing historical facts, myths and real-life spiritual encounters with birds, this book features information for bird lovers who are interested in esoterica, history, folklore, and spiritual symbolism of birds throughout the world.

Flights Of Fancy

Author : Peter Tate
ISBN : 9780307783974
Genre : Nature
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The perfect bedside companion for every bird-watcher and nature lover, inside Flights of Fancy you’ll find: Cranes “Don’t promise the crane in the sky, but give the titmouse in your hand.” Russian proverb Magpies “One for sorrow, two for joy…” Traditional English rhyme Owls “The owl shrieked at thy birth, an evil sign.” Shakespeare, Henry VI, Part III Peacocks “The peacock is ashamed of its large black feet.” Medieval Persian tradition Ravens “When the raven tried to bring fire to the world, ash turned its feathers black.” Cherokee Indian legend Swans “Sewing a swan’s feather into your husband’s pillow will keep him faithful.” British superstition From the Hardcover edition.

Birds Myth Lore And Legend

Author : Rachel Warren Chadd
ISBN : 9781472922885
Genre : Nature
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Why are owls regarded either as wise or as harbingers of doom? What gave rise to the fanciful belief that storks bring babies? Why is the eagle associated with victory or the hummingbird with paradise? The answers are here in this new and engaging book. By re-telling the many legends, beliefs, proverbs and predictions associated with more than 80 birds from many nations, it brings into focus the close – and often ancient – links between humans and these remarkable feathered descendants of dinosaurs. Discover, for instance: Why the cockerel features on many church spires The one sacred bird that symbolises life and peace in most cultures How to dispel bad luck if you see this black-and-white bird The South-American 'devil bird' once thought to be a dragon Birds: lore, myth and legend draws on historical accounts and scientific literature to reveal how colourful tales or superstitions were shaped by human imagination from each bird's behaviour or appearance. It offers an enchanting and different perspective on birds across the world.

Some Folk Lore And Legends Of Birds

Author : Canon J. W. Horsley
ISBN : 9781473344105
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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This charming volume aimed at children explores the folklore that surrounds some of the more common birds, including the sparrow, owl, and magpie. Profusely-illustrated and written in simple, plain language, "Some Folk-Lore and Legends of Birds" is ideal for children with an interest in birds and nature, and it would make for a worthy addition to any family collection. Contents include: "Robin Redbreast", "Nightingale", "The Wren", "The Swallow", "The Sparrow", "The Cross-bill", "The Magpie", "The Raven", "The Woodpecker", "The Kingfisher", "The Hoopoe", "The Cuckoo", "The Owl", "The Golden Plover", "The Peewit", "The Wood-pigeon", etc. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality addition complete with the original text and artwork.

Birds In Legend Fable And Folklore

Author : Ernest Ingersoll
ISBN : 1407760807
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Unlike some other reproductions of classic texts (1) We have not used OCR(Optical Character Recognition), as this leads to bad quality books with introduced typos. (2) In books where there are images such as portraits, maps, sketches etc We have endeavoured to keep the quality of these images, so they represent accurately the original artefact. Although occasionally there may be certain imperfections with these old texts, we feel they deserve to be made available for future generations to enjoy.

Ireland S Birds

Author : Niall Mac Coitir
ISBN : 9781848894983
Genre : Nature
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Birds have been important symbols in our art and culture for thousands of years. They have inspired poets and painters, and feature in many place names and legends. In this book, Niall Mac Coitir draws together the mythology, legends and folklore of Ireland's birds, both wild and domestic. The birds are presented in seasonal order based on their migratory habits (the cuckoo and summer) or on their cultural associations (the robin with Christmas). He also explores how birds are often powerful symbols of various virtues and qualities, such as the goose, which is a symbol of watchfulness and bravery. This challenges us to look at birds in a different way, as dynamic creatures that have influenced our society over the millennia. Written with imagination and enthusiasm, this mix of natural history, mythology and folklore will delight and enlighten all interested in the birds of Ireland.

The Folklore Of Birds

Author : Laura C. Martin
ISBN : 1564402169
Genre : Gardening
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Describes the characteristics and range of a variety of common birds, and shares myths and folklore associated with each bird

Bird Gods

Author : Charles De Kay
ISBN : WISC:89088278726
Genre : Animal worship
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Vishnu S Mount

Author : Capt. Praveen Chopra
ISBN : 9781948352697
Genre : Social Science
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Do you know how the mythical bird Garuda became Vishnu’s Mount? What does a serpent coiled around a peacock signify? Which bird in the hands of Mohini represents carnal love? Have you ever wondered about the significance of the birds you see with gods and goddesses when you regularly prostrate and pray before them? Vishnu’s Mount unravels the world of birds in Hindu mythology and their significant roles in nature. It is a collection of interesting facts and characteristics of birds interwoven with the beliefs and practices through the ages that is a must-read for all bird lovers and bird watchers.


Author : Jeanette Larson
ISBN : 9781607342724
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Hummingbirds are fascinating little creatures that have captured the imagination of people for thousands of years. Since they are only found in the Americas, the myths and legends about this tiny bird originated from the peoples of North and South America. These native cultures wrote stories to offer explanations for the behavior and physical characteristics of this graceful species: Why does the hummingbird drink nectar? What accounts for its amazing flying abilities? Why is the hummingbird attracted to the color red? Jeannette Larson and Adrienne Yorinks have compiled facts and folklore about these intriguing fliers that will answer these questions and many more. Readers will also get a glimpse into the different cultures that have been transfixed for centuries by this bird, as well as learn many interesting scientific facts discovered by modern-day ornithologists. Adrienne?s bold and unique mixed-media quilts illustrate the hummingbird in nature and the mystery of these birds in ancient folklore. Substantial back matter includes an index, a glossary of terms, suggested further reading and websites, a bibliography, sources, resources, and a list of hummingbird sanctuaries.

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