The Forest in Folklore and Mythology

The Forest in Folklore and Mythology

Alexander Porteous


"If you will have a sense for the secret and attraction of the woods, you'll want to personal this book." — Outlook.
Assembled from an immense diversity of assets, this attention-grabbing booklet is a mind-expanding compendium of evidence, folklore, superstitions, myths, and anecdotes approximately bushes and the wooded area. incorporated are descriptions of previous forests; wooded area customs, temples and sacred groves; legendary wooded area creatures similar to witches, fairies, demons, wooden spirits, the "wild huntsman," and wooden nymphs.
The writer additionally recounts evidence and fables approximately person bushes, together with well-known bushes during the international, strange bushes, tree worship, people's transformation into bushes, and disposal of the lifeless in bushes — in addition to folklore approximately fossil timber, tree bark, leaves, thorns, diving rods, and xmas logs.
This long-unavailable treasury of legend and lore may be welcomed through naturalists, anthropologists, scholars of folklore, and normal readers alike. "A paintings which the curious will like to seek advice … a e-book which could be in each top college library, and on the hand of each one to whom connection with such issues is important." — Saturday Review.

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