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By Edwin Sidney Hartland | Comments: ( 694 ) | Date: ( Feb 24, 2020 )

Book Description A fairy also fey or fae or faerie collectively, wee folk, good folk, people of peace, and other euphemisms is the name given to an alleged metaphysical spirit or supernatural being.The fairy is based on the fae of medieval Western European Old French folklore and romance Fairies are often identified with related beings of other mythologies see lisBook Description A fairy also fey or fae or faerie collectively, wee folk, good folk, people of peace, and other euphemisms is the name given to an alleged metaphysical spirit or supernatural being.The fairy is based on the fae of medieval Western European Old French folklore and romance Fairies are often identified with related beings of other mythologies see list of beings referred to as fairies Even in folklore that uses the term fairy, there are many definitions of what constitutes a fairy Sometimes the term is used to describe any magical creature, including goblins or gnomes at other times, the term only describes a specific type of ethereal creature.Fairies are generally described as human in appearance and as having magical powers Their origins are less clear in the folklore, being variously the dead, or some form of angel, or a species completely independent of humans or angels Folklorists have suggested that their actual origin lies in a conquered race living in hiding, or in religious beliefs that lost currency with the advent of Christianity These explanations are not always mutually incompatible, and they may be traceable to multiple sources Much of the folklore about fairies revolves about protection from their malice, by such means as cold iron fairies don t like iron and will not go near it or charms of rowan and herbs, or avoiding offense by shunning locations known to be theirs In particular, folklore describes how to prevent the fairies from stealing babies and substituting changelings, and abducting older people as well Many folktales are told of fairies, and they appear as characters in stories from medieval tales of chivalry, to Victorian fairy tales, and up to the present day in modern literature Quote from Table of Contents Publisher s Preface Authors Preface The Art Of Story telling Savage Ideas Fairy Births And Human Midwives Fairy Births And Human Midwives continued Changelings Robberies From Fairyland The Supernatural Lapse Of Time In Fairyland The Supernatural Lapse Of Time In Fairyland Contd The Supernatural Lapse Of Time In Fairyland Contd Swan Maidens Swan Maidens Contd Conclusion EndnotesAbout the Publisher Forgotten Books is a publisher of historical writings, such as Philosophy, Classics, Science, Religion, Esoteric and Mythology forgottenbooksForgotten Books is about sharing information, not about making money All books are priced at wholesale prices We are also the only publisher we know of to print in large sans serif font, which is proven to make the text easier to read and put less strain on your eyes.


  • Title: The Science of Fairy Tales: an Enquiry Into Fairy Mythology
  • Author: Edwin Sidney Hartland
  • ISBN: 9780554094861
  • Page: 267
  • Format: Paperback

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Comments The Science of Fairy Tales: an Enquiry Into Fairy Mythology

  • Pamela Lloyd

    This book was hard to read for many reasons, most notably the lack of organization as the author compared multiple stories and analyzed the links between them and the Victorian attitudes expressed toward non-European cultures. Even so, I learned a lot from this book and will consider reading it again, this time with note-taking materials at hand, in order to better integrate the great breadth of the material covered. Definitely a worthwhile read.


  • Nicole Pramik

    The title here is slightly misleading though not entirely: don't expect this to be an analytical work exploring fairy tales in and of themselves. Instead, it concentrates on sundry aspects of fairy mythology (which, in all fairness, the title does indicate but it's contained in the subtitle).Overall, Hartland does a good job presenting a detailed overview of the various elements unique to the heart of fairy myths, from Changlings, to Swan-Maidens, to intimate interactions between fairies and hum [...]


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