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The Lore of the Land

The Lore of the Land

Author: Jennifer Westwood

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: STANFORD:36105123567369

Category: Folklore

Page: 940

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Where can you find the 'Devil's footprints'? What happened at the 'hangman's stone'? Did Sweeney Todd, the demon barber of Fleet Street, ever really exist? Where was King Arthur laid to rest? Bringing together tales of hauntings, highwaymen, family curses and lovers' leaps, this magnificent guide will take you on a magical journey through England's legendary past.

Lore of the Land

Lore of the Land

Author: Claire Cock-Starkey

Publisher: Nature's Folklore

ISBN: 9780711269842

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 75

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The Lore of the Land is a treasury of fascinating tales and ancient wisdom, unearthing the folklore of the world's wildest places.

The Lore of Scotland

The Lore of Scotland

Author: Sophia Kingshill

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781409061717

Category: Social Science

Page: 576

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Scotland's rich past and varied landscape have inspired an extraordinary array of legends and beliefs, and in The Lore of Scotland Jennifer Westwood and Sophia Kingshill bring together many of the finest and most intriguing: stories of heroes and bloody feuds, tales of giants, fairies, and witches, and accounts of local customs and traditions. Their range extends right across the country, from the Borders with their haunting ballads, via Glasgow, site of St Mungo's miracles, to the fateful battlefield of Culloden, and finally to the Shetlands, home of the seal-people. More than simply retelling these stories, The Lore of Scotland explores their origins, showing how and when they arose and investigating what basis - if any - they have in historical fact. In the process, it uncovers the events that inspired Shakespeare's Macbeth, probes the claim that Mary King's Close is the most haunted street in Edinburgh, and examines the surprising truth behind the fame of the MacCrimmons, Skye's unsurpassed bagpipers. Moreover, it reveals how generations of Picts, Vikings, Celtic saints and Presbyterian reformers shaped the myriad tales that still circulate, and, from across the country, it gathers together legends of such renowned figures as Sir William Wallace, St Columba, and the great warrior Fingal. The result is a thrilling journey through Scotland's legendary past and an endlessly fascinating account of the traditions and beliefs that play such an important role in its heritage.

Lore of the Ghost

Lore of the Ghost

Author: Brian Haughton

Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser

ISBN: 9781601639608

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 192

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Lore of the Ghost is an original and thought-provoking exploration of the numerous categories of ghosts and hauntings throughout the world. It discusses the possible motives for each type of haunting? from phantom white ladies and spectral black dogs to haunted highways and ghostly vehicles—what they represent, why they occur, and their possible functions.

The Lore of the Bard

The Lore of the Bard

Author: Arthur Rowan

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 0738702854

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 388

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The only book available on the complete practice of the Celtic bard, this title is designed for anyone drawn to the enchantment of Celtic music, myth, and poetry.

The Lore of the Whare-wānanga

The Lore of the Whare-wānanga

Author: H. T. Whatahoro

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108040105

Category: Social Science

Page: 307

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This account of Maori traditions, dictated by elders in the 1850s, was published with an English translation in 1913-15.

Lore of Our Land

Lore of Our Land

Author: Hector Lee

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000118540875

Category: Folklore

Page: 362

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SUMMARY: Developed for school programs in Language Arts and Social Studies. Short selections in simple language which give insight into group beliefs, traditional attitudes stereotype values and the ways of the American people.

The Illearth War

The Illearth War

Author: Stephen R. Donaldson

Publisher: Del Rey

ISBN: 9780307818676

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

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“The Thomas Covenant saga . . . will certainly find a place on the small list of true classics in its specialized field.”—The Washington Post Book World After scant days in his “real” world, Thomas Covenant finds himself again summoned to the Land. There, forty bitter years have passed, while Lord Foul, immortal enemy of the Land, moves to fulfill his prophecy of doom. The Council of Lords find their spells useless, now that Foul the Despiser holds the Illearth Stone, ancient source of evil power. At last High Lord Elena turns in desperation to Covenant and the legendary white gold magic of his ring. . . .

The Illearth War

The Illearth War

Author: Stephen Donaldson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781473202528

Category: Fiction

Page: 640

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Thomas Covenant found himself once again summoned to the Land. The Council of Lords needed him to move against Foul the Despiser who held the Illearth Stone, ancient source of evil power. But although Thomas Covenant held the legendary white gold ring, he didn't know how to use its strength, and risked losing everything . . .