KATHARINE BRIGGS AN ENCYCLOPEDIA OF FAIRIES PDF

KATHARINE BRIGGS AN ENCYCLOPEDIA OF FAIRIES PDF

Encyclopedia of Fairies by Katharine M. Briggs, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. An Encyclopedia of Fairies: Hobgoblins, Brownies, Bogies, and Other Supernatural Creatures. Front Cover. Katharine Mary Briggs. Pantheon Books, An encyclopedia of fairies: hobgoblins, brownies, bogies, and other supernatural creatures. Front Cover. Katharine Mary Briggs. Pantheon Books,

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Common terms and phrases appeared beautiful beliefs black dog boggart bogies Bran brownie Cailleach Bheur called captives in fairyland cattle Celtic century changeling child Cornwall creatures Dagda dancing dead Devil diminutive fairies door dragon eyes fairy bride fairy ointment farmer Folk-Tales Fomorians ghost giant girl gives goblins Habetrot hair haunted heard hedley kow herla Highlands hill hobgoblin horse hounds human hunt Ireland Irish J.

Katharine Mar Briggs Snippet view – Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of Aug 15, Emma marked it as to-read. May 28, Juli Anna rated it liked it Shelves: A wonderful compendium of the folkloric inhabitants of the British Isles. Probably not a great idea to read straight through, given that it is an encyclopedia, and doing so took me forever and lead to a lot of dull passages, but it seems like a pretty good reference work, particularly since it covers folk fairy beliefs, tales and their tellers and collectors, rather than focusing on only one aspect of mostly British fairy tradition.

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Jun 06, John Shelley rated it it was amazing. Norwegian Folktales Peter Christen Asbjornsen. From inside the book.

Encyclopedia of Fairies : Katharine M. Briggs :

Also, Maggie Stiefvater agrees with me. Contents Text of Dictionary. Return to Book Page. I’ve had this book since high school African-American Folktales Roger D. Account Options Sign in. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies.

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envyclopedia Briggs leaves no stone unturned, categorising even the most minor fairy, as well as tackling large concepts, other related folklore and literature too. I have always love this book! From inside the book. This book has been absolutely indispensable and one of my best purchases. Comprehensive and well written, but somewhat oddly organized.

Index of Types and Motifs.

As well as the usual index and bibliography, the book also has an Index of Types and Encycloprdiaby which folklore tales have been categorised, thus making it easy to compare similarities between stories which someti A wonderful compendium of the folkloric inhabitants of the British Isles.

Folk Tales from India A. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Though these books brought a small amount of interest, it was not until fsiries s and s, following the deaths of her sisters and mother, that Briggs became a renowned folklorist. Excellent reference book for fantasy writers!

Hobgoblins, Brownies, Bogies, and Other The primer for supernatural creatures.

Encyclopedia of Fairies : Hobgoblins, Brownies, Bogies and Other Supernatural Creatures

Japanese Tales Royall Tyler. After the war Briggs threw herself into her folklore studies, completing her PhD on the use of folklore in 17th-century literature. In addition to entries about the Little People, there are also entries on certain folkloric motifs, such as Shapeshifting and Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide.

Fantastic folklore, and encyvlopedia histories of the beliefs.

Encyclopedia of Fairies: Hobgoblins, Brownies, Bogies, & Other Supernatural Creatures

A “Who’s Who” of fairyland, with entries by fairy name and additional legends, songs, and anecdotes within each entry. In she published another children’s book, Kate Crackernutsand became involved with the Folklore Society of the UK, later being elected as its president in Latin American Folktales John Bierhorst. An encyclopedia of fairies: Description A complete guide to fairy lore from the Middle Ages to the present that recounts and examines fairy tales, describes the food, sports, sizes, and powers of fairies, and calls attention to the traditional ways in which people protected themselves against the dangers of night travel show more.

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Although not a book that I would read from cover-to-cover, it’s fun to dip into: Refresh and try again. Other books in this series.

The encyclopedic structure offers only tidbits for each brigg creature and custom listed, but it is a great starting point and the bibliography is invaluable. The pages are yellowed, and well-thumbed, and I noticed this edition was printed in the same year I was born. Briggs provides anecdotes as well as descriptions of the immense variety of brigys and other mythological characters. Paperbackpages. Common terms and phrases appeared beautiful beliefs black dog boggart bogies Bran bride brownie Cailleach Cailleach Bheur faigies cattle Celtic century changeling child Cornwall creatures dancing dead Devil diminutive fairies door eyes fairy ointment farmer Folk-Lore Folk-Tales ghost giant girl gives goblins green Habetrot hair haunted heard Hedley Kow Highlands hill hobgoblin horse hounds human hunting Ireland Irish J.

A Note on the Pronunciation of Celtic Names. If you write as a lot of us here do this is a treasure trove of information. At the time of her death she had been working on a memoir of her childhood days in Scotland and Hampstead, where her love of folklore began.

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