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Hero Myths Legends Of The British Race

Author : M. I. Ebbutt
ISBN : 9781409239772
Genre : History
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Beowulf,The Dream of Maxen Wledig, The Story of Constantine and Elene, The Compassion of Constantine, Havelok the Dane, Howard the Halt, Roland - the Hero of Early France, The Countess Cathleen, Cuchulain - the Champion of Ireland, The Tale of Gamelyn, William of Cloudeslee, Black Colin of Loch Awe, The Marriage of Sir Gawayne, King Horn, Robin Hood, Hereward the Wake

Strathspey Myths And Legends A Photographic Journey

Author : C.J. Halliday
ISBN : 9781782226383
Genre : Nature
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In this beautiful book, Chris Halliday has re-united the rich lore of Strathspey with the places that gave it birth. His evocative photographs, personalised maps and focused storytelling style make this an irresistible invitation to explore and enjoy. In addition the use of the civil parishes as markers makes sense of both the geography and the culture. It’s a labour of love which people of this area and far beyond will love

Scottish Fairytales

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ISBN : 1861478720
Genre : Fairy tales
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The fairytales of Scotland portray a world of magic and shape- shifting. Horses and foxes that turn into handsome princes, thorns that turn into woods, and a tiny stone that becomes an enormous rock - these are some of the amazing transformations that take place in this anthology. The characters in these sixteen tales, from jealous stepmothers and gruesome ghosts to chivalrous princes and beautiful princesses, are some of the most memorable in all folk literature. Read of the poor seal woman taken from the sea by a wicked farmer, of the magic black horse that could y over mountains, and of Kate Crackernuts who married the prince of her dreams after she had cured him of his illness. Superbly illustrated throughout, this lovely anthology will delight readers of all ages.

The Wicker Tree

Author : Robin Hardy
ISBN : 9781909912366
Genre : Fiction
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A black comedy of religious sexuality and pagan murder, which inhabits the same territory as The Wicker Man. If I am a Rabbi, Jehova is my God. If I am a Mullah, Allah the merciful is He. If a Christian, Jesus is my Lord. Millions of people worldwide worship the sun. Here in Tressock I believe the old religion of the Celts fits our needs at this time. Isn't that all you can ask of a religion? Gospel singer Beth and her cowboy boyfriend Steve, two virgins promised to each other through 'the Silver Ring Thing', set off from Texas to enlighten the Scottish heathens in the ways of Christ. When, after initial hostility, they are welcomed with joy and elation to the village of Tressock, they assume their hosts simply want to hear more about Jesus. How innocent and wrong they are. REVIEWS: 'Erotic, romantic, comic and horrific enough to loosen the bowels of a bronze statue.' --Christopher Lee 'Robin Hardy looks set to snare a new generation of followers with the long overdue follow-up... another tale of faith, sex and sacrifice.' --Sunday Herald'... the writing style is typical of the genre and Hardy has upped the stakes. After a slow set-up, the plot romps along, with unexpected twists and turns, to its inevitable and frustratingly avoidable conclusion. Those who identify with the youthful protagonists will find it thrilling and horrible, a story to disturb sleep.' --Scottish Review of Books 'Let's face it, there are strange communities in the world.' Purity rings in hand, a young evangelical Christian singer and her devoted fiancé leave the comfort of their Texas home to journey into heathen parts of the earth, hoping to spread the word of God across the land. Their mission takes them to a bizarre Scottish town whose people and practices turn their world inside out. To call it a culture clash would be too gentle. To reveal anything further would be a blight against the heavens. 38 years after directing THE WICKER MAN (and following a 22-year filmmaking sabbatical), celebrated iconoclast Robin Hardy has reunited with producer Peter Snell and returned to the Pagan pantheon with this hugely eccentric successor film, THE WICKER TREE. The distinction is an important one to make, as this is neither sequel nor re-imagining, but rather a film narrative cut from the same universe (or as its maker refers to it, 'a spiritual sequel'). Hardy is a one-of-a-kind filmmaker, and THE WICKER TREE is brimming with the stamp of his personality. It has ample Scottish colour, reaching out through tons of catchy folk songs interspersed throughout the film. Clever plays on religious iconography and an acute understanding of Pagan ritualism. Ethereal locations. A charged sense of the sexual. A dreamlike sense of the magical. Costumes, dances and animal masks. An off-centre look at the absurdities of faith (in this case, neither Christian nor Pagan get off easy), THE WICKER TREE could be called a black theological satire, a strange breed of irony-fuelled comedy-musical-horror-thriller-drama. Call it however you like, it will bring a smile to your lips and, perhaps, a torch to your belief system. Based on Hardy's novel [...] and featuring appearances by Christopher Lee, members of the Beltane Fire Society and a compellingly show-stopping Graham McTavish, this is a film that's been brewing for many years, one that has proved exceedingly difficult to mount. Now, finally, it is here. Prepare to ride the laddie and join us in celebrating the second coming of one of cinema s great seers. May Day is upon us. THE WICKER TREE is about to burn' --Mitch Davis, Director of Fantasia Film Festival, on the motion picture The Wicker Tree

Hero Myths Legends Of The British Race

Author : Maud Isabel Ebbutt
ISBN : UOM:39015010218322
Genre : Folklore
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Myths And Legends Of The Celtic Race

Author : Thomas William Hazen Rolleston
ISBN : 9781465506542
Genre : Celtic literature
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To begin with, we must dismiss the idea that Celtica was ever inhabited by a single pure and homogeneous race. The true Celts, if we accept on this point the carefully studied and elaborately argued conclusion of Dr. T. Rice Holmes, supported by the unanimous voice of antiquity, were a tall, fair race, warlike and masterful, whose place of origin (as far as we can trace them) was somewhere about the sources of the Danube, and who spread their dominion both by conquest and by peaceful infiltration over Mid-Europe, Gaul, Spain, and the British Islands. They did not exterminate the original prehistoric inhabitants of these regions—palæolithic and neolithic races, dolmen-builders and workers in bronze—but they imposed on them their language, their arts, and their traditions, taking, no doubt, a good deal from them in return, especially, as we shall see, in the important matter of religion. Among these races the true Celts formed an aristocratic and ruling caste. In that capacity they stood, alike in Gaul, in Spain, in Britain, and in Ireland, in the forefront or armed opposition to foreign invasion. They bore the worst brunt of war, of confiscations, and of banishment. They never lacked valour, but they were not strong enough or united enough to prevail, and they perished in far greater proportion than the earlier populations whom they had themselves subjugated. But they disappeared also by mingling their blood with these inhabitants, whom they impregnated with many of their own noble and virile qualities. Hence it comes that the characteristics of the peoples called Celtic in the present day, and who carry on the Celtic tradition and language, are in some respects so different from those of the Celts of classical history and the Celts who produced the literature and art of ancient Ireland, and in others so strikingly similar. To take a physical characteristic alone, the more Celtic districts of the British Islands are at present marked by darkness of complexion, hair, &c. They are not very dark, but they are darker than the rest of the kingdom. But the true Celts were certainly fair. Even the Irish Celts of the twelfth century are described by Giraldus Cambrensis as a fair race.

Myths And Legends The British Race By M I Ebbutt

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ISBN : IOWA:31858020072215
Genre : Legends
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Myths And Legends Of Our Own Land

Author : Charles Montgomery Skinner
ISBN : HARVARD:32044013659636
Genre : Folklore
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Myths And Legends Of Our Own Land Volume 2

Author : Charles Montgomery Skinner
ISBN : UVA:X000956801
Genre : Folklore
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Celtic Myths And Legends

Author : T. W. Rolleston
ISBN : 9780486119373
Genre : Social Science
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Masterful retelling of Irish and Welsh stories and tales, including Cuchulain, King Arthur, Deirdre, the Grail, and many more. First paperback edition. 58 full-page illustrations and 18 figures.

Ancient Egyptian Myths And Legends

Author : Lewis Spence
ISBN : 9780486131344
Genre : Social Science
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Superb, in-depth survey explores animism, totemism, fetishism, creation myths, Egyptian priesthood, numerous deities, alchemy, Egyptian art and magic, other fascinating topics. Includes over 50 photographs and illustrations.

Teutonic Myth And Legend

Author : Donald A. MacKenzie
ISBN : 9783849623661
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This volume deals with the myths and legends of the Teutonic peoples--Norsemen, Goths, Vandals, Burgundians, Franks, Angles, Saxons, and all the other Germanic tribes whose descendants now occupy England, Northern France, Switzerland, Belgium, Holland, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Iceland. The volume might have been called Northern European Myth and Legend. It is the body of folk tales, epics and religious beliefs which all Anglo-Saxons have inherited directly from their ancestors, and find most deeply embedded in every-day words and thoughts such as names for the days of the week, names recalling the gods and goddesses of our forefathers. Contents: PREFACE INTRODUCTION CHAPTER I - Story of Creation CHAPTER II - The Nine Worlds CHAPTER III - The Deeds of Odin CHAPTER IV - How Evil entered Asgard CHAPTER V - The Winter War CHAPTER VI - Triumph of Love CHAPTER VII - The Lost Sword of Victory CHAPTER VIII - Fall of Asgard CHAPTER IX - The Gods Reconciled CHAPTER X - Loke's Evil Progeny CHAPTER XI - Thor's Great Fishing CHAPTER XII - The City of Enchantments CHAPTER XIII - Thor in Peril CHAPTER XIV - The Great Stone Giant CHAPTER XV - Balder the Beautiful CHAPTER XVI - The Binding of Loke CHAPTER XVII - The Dusk of the Gods CHAPTER XVIII - The Coming of Beowulf CHAPTER XIX - Conflict with Demons CHAPTER XX - Beowulf and the Dragon CHAPTER XXI - Hother and Balder CHAPTER XXII - The Traditional Hamlet CHAPTER XXIII - Hamlet's Storm-mill CHAPTER XXIV - Land of the Not-dead and many Marvels CHAPTER XXV - The Doom of the Volsungs CHAPTER XXVI - How Sigmund was Avenged CHAPTER XXVII - Helgi Hundingsbane CHAPTER XXVIII - Sigurd the Dragon Slayer CHAPTER XXIX - Brynhild and Gudrun CHAPTER XXX - The Last of the Volsungs CHAPTER XXXI - Gudrun's Vengeance CHAPTER XXXII - Siegfried and the Nibelungs CHAPTER XXXIII - The Promise of Kriemhild CHAPTER XXXIV - How Brunhild and Kriemhild were won CHAPTER XXXV - The Betrayal of Siegfried CHAPTER XXXVI - The Nibelungen Tragedy CHAPTER XXXVII - Dietrich of Bern CHAPTER XXXVIII - The Land of Giants CHAPTER XXXIX - The Wonderful Rose Garden CHAPTER XL - Virginal, Queen of the Mountains CHAPTER XLI - Dietrich in Exile CHAPTER XLII - The King's Homecoming

Khasi Myths Legends Folk Tales

Author : Bijoya Sawian
ISBN : 9380213409
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Clan Traditions And Popular Tales Of The Western Highlands And Islands

Author : John Gregorson Campbell
ISBN : UCBK:B000935633
Genre : Civilization, Celtic
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Highland Stone

Author : Sloan McBride
ISBN : 9780988403307
Genre : Fiction
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“Sloan McBride’s Highland Stone takes a strong and confident modern woman, flings her through time to tangle with a brawny and stubborn Highland warrior, and gives readers a wee bit of fun along the way.” Sandra Marlow, Historical Romance Club A mysterious inheritance and magical forces thrust Kara Malone through the ages to the Scottish Highlands of old. There she encounters Alaxandar McLeod, the dark stranger who inhabits her dreams. Alaxandar leads the charge to learn the truth about the violent raids against his clan. When his horse almost tramples a beautiful stranger, he is beguiled but skeptical. Is she a spy, or worse, a witch come to lure him with her body and distract him from his quest? With his clan ever leery of Kara's presence, and the raids intensifying, Alaxandar must decide what is right for his family and his heart. Will Kara choose to stay with the stranger from her dreams made flesh, or the mission she vowed to complete?

Scotland Myths And Legends

Author : Beryl Beare
ISBN : 094778294X
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The Highland Monthly

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ISBN : HARVARD:32044094198140
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Celtic Myth And Legend

Author : Charles Squire
ISBN : 9780486122090
Genre : Social Science
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Splendid compilation of tales ranges from Arthurian myth to less-familiar adventures, such as Finn and his Fenians, plus many other heroic figures from the Gaelic pantheon.

Mythology Legends From Around The Globe

Author : Andreas Sofroniou
ISBN : 9781326986308
Genre : Education
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This book is dealing with the study of mythology around the world, relating to and dealing with the interpretation of myths, legends, and occasionally extending to logos, speech. It explains myths and their allegorical narrative pertaining to the gods, demigods, and legendary heroes of a particular people and their branch of knowledge that deals with a popular belief or assumption that has grown up around someone or something. Myths explained as traditional stories about the past, often including religious or fantastic elements; as they can be found in all societies, although they may function in different ways. They may be attempts to explain the origins of the universe and of mankind, the development of political institutions, or the reasons for ritual practices, or they may simply be told for the love of a good story.

Encyclopedia Of Giants And Humanoids In Myth Legend And Folklore

Author : Theresa Bane
ISBN : 9781476663517
Genre : Social Science
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Every culture has in its folklore and mythology beings of immense size and strength, as well as other preternatural humanoids great or small who walk among us, serving the divine or fulfilling their own agendas. This book catalogs the lore and legends of more than 1,000 different humanoid species and individual beings, including the Titans, Valkyries, Jotnar, y��kai, biblical giants, elves, ogres, trolls and many more.

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