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The Resource Children into swans : fairy tales and the pagan imagination, Jan Beveridge

Children into swans : fairy tales and the pagan imagination, Jan Beveridge

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Children into swans : fairy tales and the pagan imagination
Title
Children into swans
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fairy tales and the pagan imagination
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Jan Beveridge
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Fairy tales and the pagan imagination
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Language
eng
Summary
"Fairy tales are alive with the supernatural - elves, dwarfs, fairies, giants, and trolls, as well as witches with magic wands and sorcerers who cast spells and enchantments. Children into Swans examines these motifs in a range of ancient stories. Moving from the rich period of nineteenth-century fairy tales back as far as the earliest folk literature of northern Europe, Jan Beveridge shows how long these supernatural features have been a part of storytelling, with ancient tales, many from Celtic and Norse mythology, that offer glimpses into a remote era and a pre-Christian sensibility. The earliest stories often show significant differences from what we might expect. Elves mingle with Norse gods, dwarfs belong to a proud clan of magician-smiths, and fairies are shape-shifters emerging from the hills and the sea mist. In story traditions with roots in a pre-Christian imagination, an invisible other world exists alongside our own. From the lost cultures of a thousand years ago, Children into Swans opens the door on some of the most extraordinary worlds ever portrayed in literature - worlds that are both starkly beautiful and full of horrors."--Publisher's description
Summary
An exploration of fairy tales from as far back as the earliest folk literature of northern Europe and with a key focus on Celtic and Norse mythology.
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10391993
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YDXCP
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1945-
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Beveridge, Jan
Dewey number
398.2094
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illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Fairy tales
  • Fairy tales
  • Fairy tales
  • Europe
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adult
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fairy tales and the pagan imagination
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Children into swans : fairy tales and the pagan imagination, Jan Beveridge
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-270) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Part One: History -- Early Storytellers -- The Oldest "Fairy" Tale -- The Manuscript -- Folk Tales and Fairy Tales -- Part Two: Characters -- Fairies -- Elves -- Dwarfs -- Household Spirits -- Water Dwellers -- Giants -- Souls and Spirits -- Part Three: Stories from the Pagan Year -- Festival Days -- Beltaine -- Samain --Midwinter and Midsummer -- Part Four: Storytellers' Themes -- Wishing, or Dreams Come True -- The Triple Form -- Shape-Shifting -- Omens and Prophecies -- Between Two Worlds -- Spells -- Trees -- The Invisible World -- A Fairy Tale Almost Forgotten
Control code
ocn879528710
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xvi, 279 pages
Isbn
9780773543942
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)879528710
Label
Children into swans : fairy tales and the pagan imagination, Jan Beveridge
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-270) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part One: History -- Early Storytellers -- The Oldest "Fairy" Tale -- The Manuscript -- Folk Tales and Fairy Tales -- Part Two: Characters -- Fairies -- Elves -- Dwarfs -- Household Spirits -- Water Dwellers -- Giants -- Souls and Spirits -- Part Three: Stories from the Pagan Year -- Festival Days -- Beltaine -- Samain --Midwinter and Midsummer -- Part Four: Storytellers' Themes -- Wishing, or Dreams Come True -- The Triple Form -- Shape-Shifting -- Omens and Prophecies -- Between Two Worlds -- Spells -- Trees -- The Invisible World -- A Fairy Tale Almost Forgotten
Control code
ocn879528710
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xvi, 279 pages
Isbn
9780773543942
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)879528710

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