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Irish Wild Plants

Irish Wild Plants Author Niall Mac Coitir
ISBN-10 1905172699
Release 2008
Pages 376
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This book explores the history of herbs in Ireland, Traditional herbal medicine, and different aspects of plant folklore.



Ireland s Birds

Ireland s Birds Author Niall Mac Coitir
ISBN-10 9781848894983
Release 2015-09-28
Pages 287
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Birds have been important symbols in our art and culture for thousands of years. They have inspired poets and painters, and feature in many place names and legends. In this book, Niall Mac Coitir draws together the mythology, legends and folklore of Ireland's birds, both wild and domestic. The birds are presented in seasonal order based on their migratory habits (the cuckoo and summer) or on their cultural associations (the robin with Christmas). He also explores how birds are often powerful symbols of various virtues and qualities, such as the goose, which is a symbol of watchfulness and bravery. This challenges us to look at birds in a different way, as dynamic creatures that have influenced our society over the millennia. Written with imagination and enthusiasm, this mix of natural history, mythology and folklore will delight and enlighten all interested in the birds of Ireland.



Ireland s Animals

Ireland   s Animals Author Niall Mac Coitir
ISBN-10 9781848895256
Release 2015-09-28
Pages 278
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Niall Mac Coitir provides a comprehensive look at the folklore, legends and history of animals in Ireland, and describes their relations with people, being hunted for food, fur, sport, or as vermin, and their position today. A final section, inspired by stories of animal transformation, looks at twelve animals and how we can enrich our lives by visualising ourselves with their special qualities. This fascinating and beautifully illustrated compilation of folklore, legends and natural history will delight all with an interest in Ireland’s animals.



Irish Trees

Irish Trees Author Niall Mac Coitir
ISBN-10 1903464331
Release 2003
Pages 231
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In ancient Ireland, mythology and folklore were part of the general knowledge about each tree. This book gathers together the myths, legends, and folklore associated with the native Irish trees. The folklore has two main themes: the tree as a marker



Ireland s Wild Plants

Ireland s Wild Plants Author Niall Mac Coitir
ISBN-10 1848892497
Release 2015-09-28
Pages 410
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In ancient Ireland there were 365 different body parts, and a different plant to cure each part. So Ireland's wild plants have been part of our culture and folklore from the earliest times, featuring in the Brehon Laws, early Irish poetry and herbal medicine. To carry a four-leaved shamrock brings luck in gambling, putting nine ivy-leaves under her pillow means a girl will dream of her future husband. Here the plants are described in seasonal order, the perspective of our ancestors. Different aspects of plant folklore are examined: their roles in magical protection, in charms and spells (especially for love!), as emblems in children's games, in Irish place names, and folklore cures.



Ireland s Wild Plants Myths Legends Folklore

Ireland s Wild Plants     Myths  Legends   Folklore Author Niall Mac Coitir
ISBN-10 9781848890916
Release 2017-05-01
Pages 350
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In ancient Ireland there were 365 different parts to the body, and a different plant to cure each part. So the wild plants of Ireland are bound up in our culture and folklore from the earliest times. To arry a four-leaved shamrock brings luck in gambling, while putting nine ivy leaves under her pillow means a girl will dream of her future husband. Here plants are described in seasonal order, a perspective dating back to our ancestors. Different aspects of plant folklore are examined following a brief history of traditional herbal medicine in Ireland. Included are their roles in magical protection, in charms and spells (especially for love!), as emblems in children’s games, and in Irish place names.



Legends Charms and Superstitions of Ireland

Legends  Charms and Superstitions of Ireland Author Lady Wilde
ISBN-10 9780486120768
Release 2012-06-04
Pages 368
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Features an Irish view of a spiritual and invisible world populated by fairies, elves, and evil beings as described through eerie tales and beguiling accounts of superstitions, animal legends, and ancient charms.



Mysterious Celtic Mythology in American Folklore

Mysterious Celtic Mythology in American Folklore Author Bob Curran
ISBN-10 9781589809178
Release 2010-08-20
Pages 296
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Many American legends have Celtic origins. Each chapter in this fascinating book presents a Celtic myth and a similar American one. Celtic immigrants brought these legends to all regions of the U.S. Old-world mythology morphs into New World folklore. Curran recounts America's oldest legends and traces their origins to the Celtic mythology of Ireland, Scotland, and Wales, presenting a similar old-world tale alongside each American version. Once transported to America, the original Celtic tales evolved to assimilate the new population's geographic, social, and religious customs, weaving their way into the fabric of American folk history.



Ireland s Trees

Ireland s Trees Author Niall Mac Coitir
ISBN-10 1848892489
Release 2015-09-28
Pages 240
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Ireland was once so heavily wooded it was said a squirrel could travel from Cork to Killarney without touching the ground. Many myths and legends and much folklore associated with native Irish trees persist to this day and they are gathered together in this book.



Magical Folk

Magical Folk Author Simon Young
ISBN-10 1783341017
Release 2018
Pages 256
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Magical Folk has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Magical Folk also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Magical Folk book for free.



Ireland s Immortals

Ireland s Immortals Author Mark Williams
ISBN-10 9781400883325
Release 2016-10-17
Pages 608
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Ireland's Immortals tells the story of one of the world’s great mythologies. The first account of the gods of Irish myth to take in the whole sweep of Irish literature in both the nation’s languages, the book describes how Ireland’s pagan divinities were transformed into literary characters in the medieval Christian era—and how they were recast again during the Celtic Revival of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. A lively narrative of supernatural beings and their fascinating and sometimes bizarre stories, Mark Williams’s comprehensive history traces how these gods—known as the Túatha Dé Danann—have shifted shape across the centuries, from Iron Age cult to medieval saga to today’s young-adult fiction. We meet the heroic Lug; the Morrígan, crow goddess of battle; the fire goddess Brigit, who moonlights as a Christian saint; the mist-cloaked sea god Manannán mac Lir; and the ageless fairies who inspired J.R.R. Tolkien’s immortal elves. Medieval clerics speculated that the Irish divinities might be devils, angels, or enchanters. W. B. Yeats invoked them to reimagine the national condition, while his friend George Russell beheld them in visions and understood them to be local versions of Hindu deities. The book also tells how the Scots repackaged Ireland’s divine beings as the gods of the Gael on both sides of the sea—and how Irish mythology continues to influence popular culture far beyond Ireland. An unmatched chronicle of the Irish gods, Ireland’s Immortals illuminates why these mythical beings have loomed so large in the world’s imagination for so long.



The Last Days of Magic

The Last Days of Magic Author Mark Tompkins
ISBN-10 9780698405714
Release 2016-03-01
Pages 576
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“Fantastic . . . an honest, beautifully detailed book and an entertaining read.” —DIANA GABALDON, THE WASHINGTON POST "A fantastical treat." —PEOPLE “Simultaneously sweeping and intricate . . . Tompkins’s amazing debut novel conjures an epic battle for the soul of Ireland. Filled with papal machination and royal intrigue, magic and mayhem, faeries, Vikings, legates, kings and queens, angels and goddesses, this is one wild and breathless ride.” —KAREN JOY FOWLER “Plundering the treasure chest of human myths, from mysterious biblical giants to ferocious Celtic faeries, Tompkins has created a fantasy adventure with the shifting perspectives of dreamscape. A novel rich and strange.” —GERALDINE BROOKS What became of magic in the world? Who needed to do away with it, and for what reasons? Drawing on myth, legend, fairy tales, and Biblical mysteries, The Last Days of Magic brilliantly imagines answers to these questions, sweeping us back to a world where humans and magical beings co-exist as they had for centuries. Aisling, a goddess in human form, was born to rule both domains and—with her twin, Anya—unite the Celts with the powerful faeries of the Middle Kingdom. But within medieval Ireland interests are divided, and far from its shores greater forces are mustering. Both England and Rome have a stake in driving magic from the Emerald Isle. Jordan, the Vatican commander tasked with vanquishing the remnants of otherworldly creatures from a disenchanted Europe, has built a career on such plots. But increasingly he finds himself torn between duty and his desire to understand the magic that has been forbidden. As kings prepare, exorcists gather, and divisions widen between the warring clans of Ireland, Aisling and Jordan must come to terms with powers given and withheld, while a world that can still foster magic hangs in the balance. Loyalties are tested, betrayals sown, and the coming war will have repercussions that ripple centuries later, in today’s world—and in particular for a young graduate student named Sara Hill. The Last Days of Magic introduces us to unforgettable characters who grapple with quests for power, human frailty, and the longing for knowledge that has been made taboo. Mark Tompkins has crafted a remarkable tale—a feat of world-building that poses astonishing and resonant answers to epic questions. From the Hardcover edition.



The Good People

The Good People Author Hannah Kent
ISBN-10 9780316243933
Release 2017-09-19
Pages 400
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From the author of Burial Rites, "a literary novel with the pace and tension of a thriller that takes us on a frightening journey towards an unspeakable tragedy."-Paula Hawkins, bestselling author of The Girl on the Train and Into the Water Based on true events in nineteenth century Ireland, Hannah Kent's startling new novel tells the story of three women, drawn together to rescue a child from a superstitious community. Nora, bereft after the death of her husband, finds herself alone and caring for her grandson Micheal, who can neither speak nor walk. A handmaid, Mary, arrives to help Nora just as rumors begin to spread that Micheal is a changeling child who is bringing bad luck to the valley. Determined to banish evil, Nora and Mary enlist the help of Nance, an elderly wanderer who understands the magic of the old ways. Set in a lost world bound by its own laws, THE GOOD PEOPLE is Hannah Kent's startling new novel about absolute belief and devoted love. Terrifying, thrilling and moving in equal measure, this follow-up to Burial Rites shows an author at the height of her powers.



Medicinal Plants in Folk Tradition

Medicinal Plants in Folk Tradition Author David Elliston Allen
ISBN-10 0881926388
Release 2004
Pages 431
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Firsthand accounts of the medicinal uses of more than 400 species as told by the plain folk of Britain and Ireland. Rich in lore and practical wisdom of the ages.



Old Ways Old Secrets

Old Ways  Old Secrets Author Jo Kerrigan
ISBN-10 9781847177544
Release 2015-06-02
Pages 288
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In a land like ours, the old beliefs bring pleasure and wisdom… Exploring the legends, special places and treasured practices of old, Jo Kerrigan reveals a rich world beneath Ireland’s modern layers. So many of today’s Irish traditions reach back to our ancient past, to the natural world: climbing to the summit of a mountain at harvest time; circling a revered site three, seven or nine times in a sun-wise direction; hanging offerings on a thorn tree; bringing the ailing and infirm to a sacred well. Old Ways, Old Secrets shows us how to uncover the wisdom of the past, as fresh as it is ancient. 'Inviting, lyrical text and beautiful, atmospheric photographs ... A fascinating read.' Evening Echo on West Cork: A Place Apart



The Encyclopedia of Celtic Mythology and Folklore

The Encyclopedia of Celtic Mythology and Folklore Author Patricia Monaghan
ISBN-10 9781438110370
Release 2009-01-01
Pages 529
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Presents an illustrated A to Z reference containing over 1,000 entries providing information on Celtic myths, fables and legends from Ireland, Scotland, Celtic Britain, Wales, Brittany, central France, and Galicia.



American Indian Myths and Legends

American Indian Myths and Legends Author Richard Erdoes
ISBN-10 9780804151757
Release 2013-12-04
Pages 544
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More than 160 tales from eighty tribal groups gives us a rich and lively panorama of the Native American mythic heritage. From across the continent comes tales of creation and love; heroes and war; animals, tricksters, and the end of the world. In addition to mining the best folkloric sources of the nineteenth century, the editors have also included a broad selection of contemporary Native American voices. With black-and-white illustrations throughout Selected and edited by Richard Erdoes and Alfonso Ortiz Part of the Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library