An exploration of the wild spirits that once roamed the lands and inhabited the waters and the pagan rites used to gain their good will- Explores medieval stories and folk traditions of brownies, fairies, giants, dragons, will-o'-the-wisps, and demons- Explains the specific rites perfo..
"An extensive study of ancient books of magic and the magical practices preserved in the few remaining grimoires"--Contributor Bio:Lecouteux, Claude
Claude Lecouteux is a former professor of medieval literature and civilization at the Sorbonne. He is the author of numerous books on me..
An extensive look at the cartography and folklore of the afterlife worlds as seen by our ancestors- Examines how ancient European cultures viewed the beyond, including the Blessed Isles of early Greek and Celtic faith, the Hebrew Sheol, Hades from Homer's Odyssey, Hel and Valhalla of the Nor..
Examines how the ancient customs of constructing and keeping a house formed a sacred bond between homes and their inhabitants- Shares many tales of house spirits, from cajoling the local land spirit into becoming one's house spirit to the good and bad luck bestowed by mischievous house elve..