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The Book of Were-Wolves

The Book of Were-Wolves

Sabine Baring-Gould

The Book Of Were-Wolves, starts off in a rather academic way, but part way through, we start reading tales of were-wolves and all the gruesome details that go with their crimes.

The Celtic Dragon Myth

The Celtic Dragon Myth

J. F. Campbell

The author of this work presents the Celtic version of the classic myth in a translation that reflects the spirit and beauty of the original Gaelic. The volume also includes The Geste of Fraoch and The Death of Fraoch, followed by The Three Ways and The Fisherman in the original Gaelic.

The Celtic Twilight

The Celtic Twilight

William Butler Yeats

This is Yeat’s book on the lore of Fairies in Ireland. Chapters include; A Teller Of Tales; Belief And Unbelief; Mortal Help; A Visionary; Village Ghosts; ‘Dust Hath Closed Helen’s Eye’; A Knight Of The Sheep; An Enduring Heart; The Sorcerers; The Devil; Happy And Unhappy Theologians; The Last Gleeman; Regina, Regina Pigmeorum, Veni; ‘And Fair, Fierce…

The Coming of the Fairies

The Coming of the Fairies

Arthur Conan Doyle

A book about the famous case of the Cottingley Fairies, which Doyle became convinced were genuine. It’s easy to wonder, in our cynical ways, how he ever fell for such a stunt, but he did indeed fall for it. The book includes the photographs together with theories about the nature and existence of fairies and spirits.

Daemonologie

Daemonologie

King James The First

The first text presented here, written by James I of England, is a wide-ranging discussion of witchcraft, necromancy, possession, demons, were-wolves, fairies and ghosts, in the form of a Socratic dialogue. The second text is a sensational historical account of Scottish witch persecution. The English used is old style English which makes for rather hard reading, but it’s a fascinating book if you can get used to that.

Dragons and Dragon Lore

Dragons and Dragon Lore

Ernest Ingersoll

This is a comprehensive study of the mythology of the dragon on a world-wide scale. Ingersoll deals with this archetypal beast in the lore of India, Korea, Japan, China, Wales, as well as the English legend of St. George. Anyone wishing to study dragons will find this a treasure-trove of information on the subject.

English Fairy and Other Folk Tales

English Fairy and Other Folk Tales

Edwin Sidney Hartland

A collection of fairy tales and other stories with categories such as Ghosts, Goblins, Fairies, Historical and Legends, Nursery Tales, Giants, and Witchcraft. Tales include, The Haunted House, The Witch And The Toad, The Fairy Thieves, The Fairy Funeral, Jack And The Bean-Stalk, The Legend Of The Sons Of The Conqueror, The Blinded Giant…

The Evolution of the Dragon

G. Elliot Smith

Fully illustrated. This is a set of three connected essays on the symbolism and development of the concept of the dragon in world mythology. Smith proposes a theory of how the dragon originated as a representation of the Mother Goddess, a symbol of the power and mystery of nature, and later evolved into a symbol of evil, turning into the prototype…

Fairies

Fairies

Gertrude M. Faulding

A very short study about fairies and fairy folklore published in 1913. Not the best study on fairies out there but at 27 pages, that’s to be expected.

Fairy and Folk Tales of the Irish Peasantry

Fairy and Folk Tales of the Irish Peasantry

William Butler Yeats

This is an anthology of Irish folklore, edited by W. B. Yeats. A variety of tales about subjects such as The Trooping Fairies; Changelings; The Solitary Fairies; The Banshee; Ghosts; Witches, Fairy Doctors; Saints, Priests; The Devil; Giants; and Kings, Queens, Princesses, Earls, Robbers.

The Fairy-Faith in Celtic Countries

W. Y. Evans-Wentz

Subjects include: Environment; Taking Of Evidence; An Anthropological Examination Of The Evidence; The Recorded Fairy Faith; People Of The Goddess Dana; Brythonic Divinities And The Brythonic Fairy-Faith; Celtic Otherworld; The Celtic Doctrine Of Rebirth; The Cult Of Gods, Spirits Fairies, And The Dead; The Testimony Of Archaeology…

Fairy Legends and Traditions of the South of Ireland

Fairy Legends and Traditions of the South of Ireland

Thomas Crofton Croker

A collection of 46 Celtic fairy tales and traditions, including; The Legend Of Knocksheogowna; The Changeling; The Legend Of Bottle Hill; Fairies Or No Fairies; The Haunted Cellar; Legends Of The Banshee; The Spirit Horse; The Haunted Castle; The Giant’s Stairs; The Headless Horseman, and many more.

The Fairy Mythology

The Fairy Mythology

Thomas Keightley

A huge study on fairy and fairy mythology from around the world. Chapters include: Persian Romance; The Peri-wife; Arabian Romance; Middle-age Romance; Fairy Land; Spenser’s Faerie Queene; Eddas And Sagas; The Alfar; The Duergar; Loki And The Dwarf; Thorston And The Dwarf; The Dwarf Sword Tirfing; Scandinavia; Elves; Sir Olof In The…

Fairy Tales of Modern Greece

Fairy Tales of Modern Greece

Theodore P. Gianakoulis and Georgia H. MacPherson

This is a collection of stories about Greek fairies. Similar to the northern fairies, they are not adverse to interacting with mortals. However, there is always some proviso, such as the fairy bride who is forbidden to speak, and drives her husband mad (The Fairy Mother). The tragedy can also turn the other way, such as the fairy…

Fictitious and Symbolic Creatures in Art

Fictitious and Symbolic Creatures in Art

John Vinycomb

Fully illustrated. This is a review of the folk-lore of animals, mostly of a legendary or purely symbolic nature, particularly as appearing in English Heraldry. It’s a gold-mine of lore about such fantastic beasts as the hydra, the basilisk, the phoenix, as well as angels, dragons, mermaids, sphynxes and so on. Vinycomb also covers…

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