21 Apr

Shades of Atlantis (The Shades Series)

Carol Oates

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Well, he hadn’t eat but a mouthful or so, when he stops an’ begins to “What is it?” says she. “A-why,” he says, “I was out a-huntin’ to-day, an’ I got awa’ to a place in the wood I’d never seen afore. Male remarked:–‘I have heard a good deal about the piskies, but I can’t remember any of the old women’s tales. And the same set of ideas which operated among the Celts to create their Fairy-Mythology–ideas arising out of a belief in or knowledge of the one universal Realm of Spirit and its various orders of invisible inhabitants–gave the Egyptians, the Indians, the Greeks, the Romans, the Teutons, the Mexicans, the Peruvians, and all nations their respective mythologies and religions; and we moderns are literally ‘the heirs of all the ages’. ^443:1 J.

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21 Apr

Cyril the Dragon

Elias Zapple

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In another well-known work – the anonymous late 14th Century poem ‘Sir Gawain and the Green Knight’ (the Green Knight was, like Morgan, a ‘shape-shifter’) – she was the instigator of the plot which began the story. I do not pretend that everyone will agree with my mythic reading of Harry Potter, nor do I claim that everyone must read the series for the Ultimate Truth. Divination with the bodies of human victims is attested by Tacitus, who says that "the Druids consult the gods in the palpitating entrails of men," and by Strabo, who describes the striking down of the victim by the sword and the predicting of the future from his convulsive movements. 802 To this we shall return.

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21 Apr

Sirgen and Katheren

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Bibliotheca Normannica, iii, Die Lais der Marie de France, pp. 86-112. ^348:2 Cf. Tales of West Highlands, No. v. pp. 105-8, "Conall Cra Bhuidhe." If you only buy one, this might be the best choice. From The Borders of the Tamar and the Tavy. Mrs Bray. for some topographical detail of the landscape, some hill, mound, or giants, or objects dropped by giants. Though dead, that is in an invisible world like the dead, yet they are living.

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21 Apr

Airships of Camelot: The Rise of Arthur

Robison Wells

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Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press. 287–300. A number of classical writers mentioned the Celts. Compare also the English *Sir Amadas' (r. 1420), first printed in Weber's Metrical Romances (Edinb. 18 10, iii. 243-275); Straparola (iSS^) ^^ ^ (*The Simpleton,' summarised in Grimm, ii. 480); *The Follower' or *The Companion' of Asbjomsen (Dasent's Tales from the Fjeld^ p. 68), on which Andersen founded his * Travel- ling Companion '; * The Barra Widow's Son ' (Campbell's Tales of the West Highlands^ No. 32, ii. no); Hahn, ii. 320; Cosquin, i. 208, 214; Hinton Knowles' Folk-tales of Kashmir^ pp. 39-40; Wratislaw's Sixty Slavonic Folk-tales^ No. 18 (Polish); and especially Reinhold Kohler in Orient und Occident (\Zt^ ii. 322-9, and iii. 93-103).

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21 Apr

Alfred Kropp: The Thirteenth Skull

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The French poet, Renaud de Beaujeu (or Renaut de Bâgé), wrote Le Bel Inconnu in 1185-1190. Tales of the Elders of Ireland: Acallam Na Senorach This is a complete translation of the 12th century text which tells the stories of the Fenians intermingled with later Christian myths and stories about St. Do thou, O Vishnu, for the benefit of the gods resort to a phantom shape and assuming the form of a dwarf bring about our highest welfare...' Thus adressed by the gods, Vishnu, adopting a dwarfish form, approached the son of Virocana and begged three of his own paces.

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21 Apr

The Adventures of Sir Gawain

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According to Malory became Merlin infatuated by Nimue (elsewhere called Viviane), whom he taught magical secrets which she used to imprison him. Reading for the young PRINCIPAL BIBLIOGRAPHIC AIDS CONSULTED Albauy, Emmanuel baptist church, Catalogue of the Sunday school library. 1896 American catalogue. As we read, consider the cultural values revealed through the literature. There are other versions of the Fair Unknown (Gawain's son), where the hero was known by other names.

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20 Apr

Song Of The Sparrow

Lisa Ann Sandell

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O n e comic is unique because it has based its approach w h o l l y on folk and fairy tales, including both text and pic­ ture stories alongside the puzzles and prob­ lems. / Love to Read—Fairy Tales has been published monthly since 1995. From a certain spot in Pembrokeshire, it is said that by standing on a turf taken from the yard of St. Demanding in detail and scholarly in outlook, the geographic-historical method resulted in a host of enormously useful reference works.

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20 Apr

The Treasure Hunters Club, Book 3: The Search for Excalibur

Sean McCartney

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Whilst he was gnawing away the forest, they got a long way ahead. T h i s M a r y Martin—Cyril Ritchard musical made history w h e n it w a s televised live and in colour in 1955, and remains the definitive v e r ­ sion for p o s t - w a r A m e r i c a n B a b y B o o m e r s. Even though it could be shown conclusively that some mighty hero or king had actually been entombed in New Grange, as is likely, in the earth behind the chamber, under the chamber’s floor, or even within the chamber, still, as we have already pointed out, most of the great Irish heroes and kings were in popular belief literally gods incarnate, and, therefore (as commonly among all ancient peoples, civilized and non-civilized, who held the same doctrine), the tomb of such a divine personage came to be regarded as the actual dwelling of the once incarnate god, even though his bones were long turned to dust.

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20 Apr

Henge (Le Fay)

Realm Lovejoy

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Constablr, Printers to Her Majesty \ 'PAZORRHUS' I AM no folklorist; I have merely dabbled in folklore as a branch of the great Egyptian Question, which includes also intricate problems of philolog;y, ethnology, craniology, archaeology, history, music, and what not besides. T h e witch banishes R a p u n z e l to a desert and lures up the prince b y letting d o w n the g i r l ' s hair w h i c h she had cut off and tied to a w i n d o w h o o k. Katharine or reproduced or utilised in any form or by any electronic, any information storage or retrieval system, without permission in writing from the publishers.

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20 Apr

The Magic of Merlin (A Stepping Stone Book(TM))

Stephanie Spinner

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And the marvellous rose became crimson, like the rose of the eastern sky. Batsford Ltd. 1978) Briggs, Katherine ‘Brownie into Boggart’, Folklore on Two Continents: Essays in Honour of Linda Degh (eds) N. Krishna: The Divine Lover: Myth and Legend Through Indian Art. And in this aspect of the changeling creed–an aspect of it purely Celtic–there seems to be still another influence apart from human sacrifice, soul-abductions, demon or fairy-possession, and disease; namely, a greatly corrupted folk-memory of an ancient re-birth doctrine: the living are taken to the dead or the fairies and then sent back again, after the manner of Socrates’ argument that the living come from the dead and the dead: from the living (cf. our chapter vii).

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