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Ancient Legends, Mystic Charms, and Superstitions of Ireland

Ancient Legends, Mystic Charms, and Superstitions of Ireland – Francesca S. Wilde

Many of the Irish legends, superstitions, and ancient charms now collected were obtained chiefly from oral communications made by the peasantry themselves, either in Irish or in the Irish-English which preserves so much of the expressive idiom of the antique tongue. These narrations were taken down by competent persons skilled in both languages, and as far as possible in the very words of the narrator; so that much of the primitive simplicity of the style has been retained, while the legends have a peculiar and special value as coming direct from the national heart.

Ancient Legends, Mystic Charms, and Superstitions of Ireland

Ancient Legends, Mystic Charms, and Superstitions of Ireland

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Ancient Legends, Mystic Charms, and Superstitions of Ireland.

ISBN: 9783849673604.

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Early history of Ireland (from wikipedia.com)

The earliest written records of Ireland come from classical Greco-Roman  geographers.  Ptolemy in his Almagest refers to Ireland as Mikra Brettania (Little Britain), in contrast to the larger island, which he called Megale Brettania (Great Britain). In his later work, Geography, Ptolemy refers to Ireland as Iouernia and to Great Britain as Albion. These „new“ names were likely to have been the local names for the islands at the time. The earlier names, in contrast, were likely to have been coined before direct contact with local peoples was made. Read more/Mehr lesen...

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Highland Superstitions

Highland Superstitions – Alexander Macgregor

This is Reverend Alexander MacGregor’s excellent work on the superstitions in the British Highlands, containing chapters about general superstitions, druidism, fairies, witchcraft, second-sight, smaller superstitions, hallowe’en, sacred wells and lochs …

Highland Superstitions

Highland Superstitions

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Highland Superstitions.

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Culture of the Highlands (from wikipedia.com)

Between the 15th century and the 20th century, the area differed from most of the Lowlands in terms of language. In Scottish Gaelic, the region is known as the Gàidhealtachd, because it was traditionally the Gaelic-speaking part of Scotland, although the language is now largely confined to the Outer Hebrides. The terms are sometimes used interchangeably but have different meanings in their respective languages. Scottish English (in its Highland form) is the predominant language of the area today, though Highland English has been influenced by Gaelic speech to a significant extent. Historically, the „Highland line“ distinguished the two Scottish cultures. While the Highland line broadly followed the geography of the Grampians in the south, it continued in the north, cutting off the north-eastern areas, that is Caithness, Orkney and Shetland, from the more Gaelic Highlands and Hebrides. Read more/Mehr lesen...

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Aryan Sun-Myths

Aryan Sun-Myths – Sarah Titcomb

Aryan Sun-Myths, the Origin of Religions, by Sarah E. Titcomb, is a very conscientious effort to reduce to a convenient compass, a vast amount of lore, whose sources are scattered through all literature and all languages. This work will afford sufficient information on the subject for all practical purposes while its excellent catalogue of the more important works concerning it, and some very comprehensive explanatory notes appended, may easily lead up to more profound studies.

Aryan Sun-Myths

Aryan Sun-Myths

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Aryan Sun-Myths.

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What are the Aryans? (from wikipedia.com)

„Aryan“ is a term meaning „noble“, which was used as a self-designation by Indo-Iranian people. The word was used by the Indic people of the Vedic period in India as an ethnic label for themselves and to refer to the noble class as well as the geographic region known as Āryāvarta, where Indo-Aryan culture was based. The closely related Iranian people also used the term as an ethnic label for themselves in the Avesta scriptures, and the word forms the etymological source of the country name Iran. It was believed in the 19th century that Aryan was also a self-designation used by all Proto-Indo-Europeans, a theory that has now been abandoned. Scholars point out that, even in ancient times, the idea of being an „Aryan“ was religious, cultural and linguistic, not racial. Read more/Mehr lesen...

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The Book of the Bee

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Teutonic Myth And Legend

Teutonic Myth And Legend – Donald A. Mackenzie

This volume deals with the myths and legends of the Teutonic peoples–Norsemen, Goths, Vandals, Burgundians, Franks, Angles, Saxons, and all the other Germanic tribes whose descendants now occupy England, Northern France, Switzerland, Belgium, Holland, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Iceland. The volume might have been called Northern European Myth and Legend. It is the body of folk tales, epics and religious beliefs which all Anglo-Saxons have inherited directly from their ancestors, and find most deeply embedded in every-day words and thoughts such as names for the days of the week, names recalling the gods and goddesses of our forefathers.

Teutonic Myth And Legend

Teutonic Myth And Legend

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Teutonic Myth And Legend.

ISBN: 9783849675585.

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Common German deities (from wikipedia.com)

Germanic paganism was polytheistic, revolving around the veneration of various deities. Some deities were worshipped widely across the Germanic lands, albeit under different names. Other deities were simply local to a specific locality, and are mentioned in both Anglo-Saxon and Icelandic texts, in the latter of which they are described as being „the land spirits that live in this land“. Read more/Mehr lesen...

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Anacalypsis

Anacalypsis – Godfrey Higgins

The Anacalypsis (a.k.a. An Attempt to Draw Aside the Veil of the Saitic Isis or an Inquiry into the Origin of Languages, Nations and Religions) is a huge treatise written by religious historian Godfrey Higgins. It took him more than twenty years of research to discover that there was once an ancient and universal religion, basically the foundation of all other religions that are known today. His theories about Pandeism are still of enormous interest today.

Anacalypsis

Anacalypsis

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Anacalypsis.

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Content of the Anacalypsis (from wikipedia.com)

The work is the product of more than twenty years of research, during which Higgins tried to uncover „a most ancient and universal religion from which all later creeds and doctrines sprang“. It includes several maps and lithographic plates of Druidical Monuments. The book itself details many of Higgins‘ beliefs and observations about the development of religion. Among these was his theory that a secret religious order, which he labeled „Pandeism“ (from Pans- or Pandu- referring to a family of Gods, appending with -ism), had continued from ancient times to the present day, stretching at least from Greece to India, and possibly having once covered the entire world: Read more/Mehr lesen...

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