The Folklore of Birds (Collins New Naturalist Library, Volume 39)

The Folklore of Birds (Collins New Naturalist Library, Volume 39)

Edward A. Armstrong

Tracing the magico-religious ideals surrounding birds as a long way again in time as is feasible, to the cultures within which those ideals arose. This variation is unique to

Edward A Armstrong is already recognized to readers of the hot Naturalist because the writer of the extraordinary research at the wren. His large scholarship and abilities have geared up him outstandingly for this e-book, that can simply were written by way of a guy along with his deep figuring out, not just of ornithology, yet of social anthropology, psychology and comparative religion.

Mr Amstrong has chosen a couple of everyday birds - comparable to the swan, the raven, the owl, the robin and the wren - and has traced magico-religious ideals touching on them way back to attainable to the cultures during which those ideals arose. With the scientist's eye and techniques of study he has tested the advance of fable and formality with originality and ingenuity.

Many abnormal and engaging evidence are stated, and reasons are given, for instance of the customs of breaking the wish-bone, and of fables bearing on weather-prophet birds and the new release of the Barnacle Goose from shell-fish.

This ebook is the 1st remedy of a gaggle of folklore ideals as a sequence of artefacts are taken care of via an archaeologist, classifying them so as in keeping with epochs. Archaeological information, in addition to oral and literary traditions, were used to demonstrate the origins and value of the present folklore.

The illustrations are of remarkable caliber and encompass over one hundred forty rigorously selected pictures and line drawings from around the world resources.

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