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Folklore: Faery Folk

Alasdair 23 Apr 03 - 08:06 AM
MMario 23 Apr 03 - 08:41 AM
Alba 23 Apr 03 - 09:06 AM
Alasdair 23 Apr 03 - 11:11 AM
Alba 23 Apr 03 - 11:32 AM
DMcG 23 Apr 03 - 11:58 AM
Alba 23 Apr 03 - 12:04 PM
Sonnet 23 Apr 03 - 04:34 PM
GUEST 23 Apr 03 - 06:13 PM
Susan of DT 23 Apr 03 - 06:30 PM
Alasdair 24 Apr 03 - 04:36 AM
GUEST,Eliza C 24 Apr 03 - 08:10 AM
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Subject: Folklore: Faery Folk
From: Alasdair
Date: 23 Apr 03 - 08:06 AM

Hi there! I'm doing a project on faeries from celtic mythology. I am looking for a good on-line description of the different types of faeries from the various celtic traditions. I'm not particularly interested in visuals as the nature of my project is visual. I am not at all interested in the attenuated, romatic contemporary vision of "benign sprites" and similar, but more into the mischeivous, unpredictable side of faery mythology. can anyone recommend (a) decent site(s)?

Thanks

Al


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Faery Folk
From: MMario
Date: 23 Apr 03 - 08:41 AM

Folklore site has the text of a 1901 book on Welsh and Manx folklore.


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Faery Folk
From: Alba
Date: 23 Apr 03 - 09:06 AM

This site provides a wide range of faery folklore also.

http://students.ist.psu.edu/~rpm164/search/Homeextra.htm


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Faery Folk
From: Alasdair
Date: 23 Apr 03 - 11:11 AM

Thanks for that. Alba, for your information, that site is mostly just broken links.

Cheers

Al


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Faery Folk
From: Alba
Date: 23 Apr 03 - 11:32 AM

Sorry bout that Al. It was in with a list of sites I had for Celtic Folklore. I hadn't checked it thoroughly. Just assumed it would have substance due to the source...shouldn't have done that!!
A


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Faery Folk
From: DMcG
Date: 23 Apr 03 - 11:58 AM

It's not a web site, but you seen Katherine Brigg's "A dictionary of Fairies"?. (My paperbook copy cost about £10, new, not $150. Such is life!)

A good library should be able to order it. If not, PM me if you have some specific questions (eg. what distinguishes a goblin from a hobgoblin, for example) and I will look it up for you.


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Faery Folk
From: Alba
Date: 23 Apr 03 - 12:04 PM

Not a web site either but I also have a book called "The Encylopedia of Faeries. by Pierre Dubois.


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Faery Folk
From: Sonnet
Date: 23 Apr 03 - 04:34 PM

Have you seen Brian Froud's website? Not sure whether it's what you're after, but worth a look anyway - beautiful. Have you seen his book Good Faeries Bad Faeries? This gives descriptions of the various types of faery.

Jay


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Faery Folk
From: GUEST
Date: 23 Apr 03 - 06:13 PM

What do you mean by Celtic?


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Faery Folk
From: Susan of DT
Date: 23 Apr 03 - 06:30 PM

I just pulled 5 books off my shelf:

Thomas Keightley, The World Guide to Gnomes, Fairies, Elves, and Other Little People, Avenel Books 1978 reprint of 1880 book. has 150 pages on Britain and Celt of a 550 page book.

Padraic Colum, A Treasury of Irish Folklore, Crown Publishers, 1967 edition.

Charles Squire, Celtic Myths and Legends, Random House 1994

Proinsias MacCana, Celtic Mythology, Hamlyn, 1970

Marc Alexander, British Folklore, Crescent Books, 1982


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Faery Folk
From: Alasdair
Date: 24 Apr 03 - 04:36 AM

Thanks to all of you for your input

Al


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Faery Folk
From: GUEST,Eliza C
Date: 24 Apr 03 - 08:10 AM

I hear the English have some good fairy stories too...do we count? x ec


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