The Fairy-Faith in Celtic Countries

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Courier Corporation, Jan 1, 2002 - Social Science - 524 pages
This collection of reports of elfin creatures in Wales, Ireland, Scotland, and Brittany ranks among the most scholarly works ever published on the subject. The Fairy-Faith in Celtic Countries begins with the author's account of firsthand testimony from living sources, classified under individual countries and introduced by leading authorities on anthropology and folklore. The next section concerns the recorded traditions of Celtic literature and mythology, followed by an examination of a variety of theories and their religious aspects. The book concludes with a remarkably rational case for the reality of fairy life. Narrated with an engaging sense of wonder, this volume offers a valuable resource for students of anthropology and Celtic lore, as well as hours of delightful reading for fairy enthusiasts. Unabridged republication of the classic 1911 edition.
 

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Contents

SECTION I
1
CHAPTER II
17
CHAPTER III
226
SECTION II
283
CHAPTER V
308
THE CELTIC DOCTRINE OF REBIRTH 35896
310
SECTION III
397
CHAPTER IX
427
CHAPTER X
442
SECTION IV
456
AND CONCLUSIONS
492
INDEX 51624
516
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