The Lore of the Forest

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Cosimo, Inc., Jan 1, 2005 - Social Science - 324 pages
Sacred Groves and Tree Nymphs, Yule Logs and Divining Rods, Wild Huntsmen and Wood-Wives . . . Delve into an enchanting exploration of the magic and mystery of forest realms in this scholarly and highly readable work. Fact and fable sit side by side with snippets of Shakespeare and ancient legend to create a mythology of the woods throughout human history.Since its original publication in 1928, this lively guide to the folklore of the forest around the world has also appeared under such titles as The Forest in Folklore and Mythology and Forest Folklore, Mythology and Romance. It has become a beloved sourcebook and reference guide for environmentalists, anthropologists, Wiccans, and nature lovers alike.AUTHOR BIO: Scottish author ALEXANDER PORTEOUS was a professor of philosophy whose work appeared in various philosophical journals, which include The Town Council Seals of Scotland; Historical, Legendary and Heraldic (1906) and The History of Crieff from the Earliest Times to the Dawn of the Twentieth Century (1912).
 

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