The Celtic Breeze: Stories of the Otherworld from Scotland, Ireland, and Wales (Google eBook)

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Libraries Unlimited, 2001 - Education - 214 pages
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Delve into a world of kelpies, mermaids, selkies, ghosts, warlords, and fairies. This collection gives you Celtic tales, previously unrecorded or only found in obscure compilations. Mostly collected by the author on her ancestral home of the Isle of Barra in the Hebrides, these lesser-known tales from Scotland, Ireland, and Wales are supported by a brief history of the Celts, a glossary of the Gaelic integrated in the stories, an appendix of superstitions about fairy protection, and bibliographies that reflect the author's extensive research. Seventeen ballads collected almost one hundred years ago and excerpts from the author's journal of travels in Scotland make this book a unique and valuable resource for anyone who tells stories.

  

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Contents

The FaeRy Folk of the WateR
65
ColoR PhotogRaphs
111
The FaeRy Folk and Ghosts
111
The FaeRy Folk and Music
147
Protection from the Faery Folk
189
Glossary
193
Bibliography
197
Recommended Reading
203
Index
209
About the Author
214
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HEATHER MCNEIL is Manager of Youth Services at Deschutes Public Libraries, Bend, Oregon. An actress, author, and third- generation storyteller, McNeil has represented the United States at international storytelling festivals in New Zealand and Scotland.

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