By Gary R. Varner
Bringing jointly a medley of news, myths, and folklore Gary Varner stocks a fascination and recognize for humankind's early and modern cultures and wonders at similarities around the board. right here, he specializes in "Little humans" and giants, animals and were-creatures, and the abnormal, useful or threatening methods imputed to our earthly partners together with canine and cats, bats and spiders, and the tales humans have informed each one different approximately them considering the fact that time immemorial. Gary Varner has played a invaluable carrier in those books. [Presenting] lore from in regards to the international, a collector's hoard of traditions wealthy and weird, ... Varner exhibits there fairly are noticeable and perplexing similarities among generally separated cultures. Gary Varner has pointed how you can a few very important cross-cultural readings within the ageless subject matters of stone and water. - Jeremy Harte, Curator of the Bourne corridor Museum, Surrey, England, in Northern Earth journal, #103, 2005 Menhirs, Dolmen and Circles of Stone is a superb advisor to large-scale magical stones and stone magic. This booklet is a needs to for an individual drawn to megalithic websites. so much hugely suggested. -PanGaia journal, usa As with different books by way of a similar writer, it is a publication established upon vast examine into the topic, stretching internationally. What effects is an engaging weave of news and photographs, descriptions of web sites and linked stories, that leaves a feeling of one thousand deities whispering within the air. since it is so huge a sweep, the optimistic final result is an overreaching standpoint of the styles and commonalities held among human groups - our ancestors - throughout the realm. The e-book is a valid assessment and provocation to analyze extra deeply ourselves, to discover replacement visions, stories and interpretations, to determine extra concerning the sacred currents, their depths and value - either to our ancestors and to ourselves. The author's notations are finished, permitting us simply to persist with the clues. A invaluable piece of labor. -The Druid community, England * Gary R. Varner is a lecturer and author on folklore and early religions. he's writer of a number of renowned books evaluating legends and ideology worldwide, together with The Mythic woodland, the golf green guy & the Spirit of Nature (Algora 2006); Menhirs, Dolmen and Circles of Stone: The Folklore and Magic of Sacred Stone (Algora 2005); and Sacred Wells: A examine within the heritage, that means, and Mythology of Holy Wells. His technique accommodates info from historic cultures and from local American, united kingdom and ecu, Asian, South Pacific and African folklore. Varner is a member of the yank Folklore Society.
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Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin 63. Washington: Smithsonian Institution 1917,147. Ibid. Ibid. , 148. 22. Robert Fitz-Roy was an explorer to the Patagonian region during the 1830s and was one of the most important authorities of the region for decades to come. ”23 However stupid, brutal, powerful or noble — giants have left a fondness in our hearts and an everlasting thirst for more. 23. Simpson, Jacqueline and Steve Roud. Oxford Dictionary of English Folklore. Oxford: Oxford University Press 2000, 144.
The Gaelic Otherworld. Edinburgh: Birlinn Limited 2005, 375. 27 Creatures in the Mist “…a gigantic whale or sea-monster appeared in the ocean which greatly differed from all others hitherto seen. Standing half in the water and half above it, it had two gigantic fins and sailed like a ship. A ship caught sight of the monster, fired and broke one of its fins. With a terrible noise and howling aloud the monster turned right into the Straights of Gibraltar and fell dead on the shore of Valencia. Its mouth was so large that seven men could stand in it quite comfortably and a rider on horseback could quite easily enter it.
New York: William Morrow and Company, Inc. 1990, 172. Mooney, James. Myths of the Cherokee. New York: Dover Publications, Inc. 1995, 501 A reprint of the 1900 publication “Nineteenth Annual Report of the Bureau of American Ethnology, 1897-98. . Atalie, Princess. The Earth Speaks. New York: Fleming H. Revell Company, 1940, 148. Merriam, C. Hart. “Human Remains in California Caves” in The American Antiquarian and Oriental Journal, Vol. 31, 1909, pgs 152-153. 38 Chapter 4. ” In both Old World and New World mythology, the giants reportedly were destroyed when they dared to challenge the gods.