The Lore of the Forest (Alexander Porteous)

The Lore of the Forest (Alexander Porteous)

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The Lore of the Forest

Alexander Porteous

ISBN 9781596051058

  • EDITION

    Cosimo Classics, 2005

    128 x 202 mm, Softcover

    320pp

  • CONDITION

    Dustjacket: N/A.

    Cover: Very Good.

    Inner: Very Good.

     

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    Synopsis: Sacred Groves and Tree Nymphs, Yule Logs and Divining Rods, Wild Huntsmen and Wood-Wives . . . Delve into an enchanting exploration of the magic and mystery of forest realms in this scholarly and highly readable work. Fact and fable sit side by side with snippets of Shakespeare and ancient legend to create a mythology of the woods throughout human history. Since its original publication in 1928, this lively guide to the folklore of the forest around the world has also appeared under such titles as The Forest in Folklore and Mythology and Forest Folklore, Mythology and Romance. It has become a beloved sourcebook and reference guide for environmentalists, anthropologists, Wiccans, and nature lovers alike.