Ancient Legends, Mystic Charms and Superstitions of Ireland

Ancient Legends Mystic Charms and Superstitions of Ireland This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it This work was reproduced from the original artifact and remains

  • Title: Ancient Legends, Mystic Charms and Superstitions of Ireland
  • Author: Jane Francesca Wilde
  • ISBN: 9781428644526
  • Page: 122
  • Format: Paperback
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    1. Absolutely charming collection of 19th Century Irish fairy lore. Really hits its groove when it settles into a tone of campfire-tale creepiness about halfway through:A young girl from Innis-Sark had a lover, a fine young fellow, who met his death by an accident, to her great grief and sorrow.One evening at sunset, as she sat by the roadside, crying her eyes out, a beautiful lady came by all in white, and tapped her on the cheek.'Don't cry, Kathleen,' she said, 'your lover is safe. Just take this [...]

    2. Siia raamatusse on kokku koondatud Iirimaa haldjalegendide baas, ma ütleks. Seetõttu meenutas ka väga meie enda rahva hulgas levinud legende, eriti aga just jutustamise stiili poolest :)Küll aga leidsin siit raamatust päris mitmeid põnevaid infokilde, millega varem pole kokku puutunud. Nagu näiteks:- "Seda kuuldes langes haldjakuningas sügavasse nukrameelsusesse, käskis kogu oma õukonnal Iirimaalt minema seilata ja naasis oma kodumaale Armeeniasse, et seal kohutava viimse kohtupäeva s [...]

    3. Tore raamat legendidest ja uskumustest. Iirlased usuvad tänapäevani haldjatesse ja suhtuvad neisse suure ligupidamise ning austusega. Iirimaal on üks kiirtee, kus tehti miljoneid lisakulutusi, et tee ümber haldjapuu ehitada. Ei tulnud kõne allagi, et see puu maha võtta :)Hea raamat kõigile, kes usuvad natuke maagiasse ja võlujõudu.

    4. Hace unos meses leí el tomo de Atalanta "Mitologías" de Yeats. Quede tan encantada por el universo mitológico irlandés, la franqueza de la recopilación que se nutre de las múltiples voces de un pueblo con una sensibilidad imaginativa que roza lo místico, que no solo busque otros tomos relacionados con el tema, sino que en mi surgió, inexplicablemente, cierta credulidad, pequeña, microscópicamente monstruosa, pero el inicio de un posible frente contra el escepticismo reglado que viene c [...]

    5. As an aspiring author, I find that familiarity with those ancient stories lying sleeping within the collective human consciousness lends an air of credibility to one's characters, who otherwise might be rendered one dimensional. So too do legends and fairy tales ignite the imagination and lead down paths we may otherwise never have noticed; the tick tack tick tack of the leprechaun mending shoes under a dock leaf breaking on our ears. Should we be curious enough to seek him out, and he be of a h [...]

    6. An amazing collection of 19th century tales collected by Oscar Wilde's mother from the mouths of the Irish peasantry around her estate. Whether you are more amazed that Oscar had a mother, or that she willingly learned Irish to collect these tales, is your call.

    7. Non si può parlare di questo libro senza prima accennare qualcosa dell'autrice.Lady Speranza (Francesca Jane 1821 - 1896 e madre di Oscar Wilde) aderì al movimento nazionalista e fu una delle figure di primissimo piano tra le donne poi fautrici dell'indipendenza dell'Irlanda, scrisse per il Movimento dei Giovani Irlandesi e divenne direttore della rivista "The Nation" con uno pseudonimo maschile. Antesignana di un femminismo ante litteram, si battè per i diritti delle donne, soprattutto a fav [...]

    8. This book is not by Oscar Wilde, as stated above, but by his mother, Lady Wilde, who wrote tales down as they were told to her by the local people (Grimm-like). There are many different collections of hers but I thought this one, by Sterling, was especially well selected. (They've done a companion volume, also good, but this one focuses more on the Sidhe and on magical beings than the other). It's the only collection I've found that compares well with the Yeats collection, and the first story, T [...]

    9. This was a fascinating collection of Irish folklore, but I wished she'd not kept adding little racist interjections about Aryanism. The introductions are not worth reading for that reason, but the stories are nice.

    10. Per chi ama l'Irlanda, come terra, per le sue storie, leggende, per le terre delle fate, per la magiaquesto è il libro ideale!!

    11. This book is usually regarded as a cornerstone in understanding Irish legends. My suggestion - do not try to read it all in one go.

    12. Son 18 relatos pequeños que combinan la magia y el misterio del pueblo irlandés. Muy ameno y de fácil lectura. Me gustó.

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