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Encyclopedia of Fairies by Katharine M. Briggs, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. An Encyclopedia of Fairies: Hobgoblins, Brownies, Bogies, and Other Supernatural Creatures. Front Cover. Katharine Mary Briggs. Pantheon Books, An encyclopedia of fairies: hobgoblins, brownies, bogies, and other supernatural creatures. Front Cover. Katharine Mary Briggs. Pantheon Books,

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As i believed, a must have in your collection if you can get it. A must-have for any writer of fantasy! This book katharinr been absolutely indispensable and one of my best purchases. Description A complete guide to fairy lore from the Middle Ages to the present that recounts and examines fairy tales, describes the food, sports, sizes, and powers of fairies, and calls attention to the traditional ways in which people protected themselves against the dangers of night travel show more.

May 28, Juli Anna rated it liked it Shelves: Good reference book if you write fantasy or play RPGs. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. A Note on the Pronunciation of Celtic Names. But this book is universally cited by lovers of folklore for good reason, and my imagination was once again captured as I sifted iatharine its pages. In addition to entries about the Little People, encyclopediaa are also entries on certain folkloric motifs, such as Shapeshifting and Captives in Fairylandand on prominent collectors fairiex tales and writers upon the subject.

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Encyclopedia of Fairies : Katharine M. Briggs :

No eBook available Amazon. Information taken from http: Grafted trees were connected with fairies because they were called “ymp trees. Early Life Katharine Briggs was born in Hampstead, London inand was the eldest of three sisters. If you have ever wanted to know anything about fairy folklore, this is the book to read.

Incredibly readable and bottomless inspiration. Be falries first to ask a question about Encyclopedia of Fairies. If this is your sort of thing, you can’t go wrong with this one. In she published another children’s book, Kate Crackernutsand became involved with the Folklore Society of the UK, later being elected as its president in In summary, an excellent and engaging reference work.

Jacob Ludwig Carl Grimm. Index of Types and Motifs.

Encyclopedia of Fairies: Hobgoblins, Brownies, Bogies, & Other Supernatural Creatures

As Briggs and her sisters grew older their main passion was for amateur dramatics. Common terms and phrases appeared beautiful beliefs black dog boggart bogies Bran bride brownie Cailleach Cailleach Bheur called cattle Celtic century changeling child Cornwall creatures dancing dead Devil diminutive fairies door eyes fairy ointment farmer Folk-Lore Folk-Tales ghost giant girl gives goblins green Habetrot hair haunted heard Hedley Kow Highlands hill hobgoblin horse hounds human hunting Ireland Irish J.

A “Who’s Who” of fairyland, with entries by fairy name and additional legends, songs, and anecdotes within each entry. Want to Read saving….


Encyclopedia of Fairies : Hobgoblins, Brownies, Bogies and Other Supernatural Creatures

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Is there anything else to say? As an author of fairy fiction myself, and a blogger at britishfairies. View all 3 comments. Katharine Mary Briggs Snippet view – Even through my adult life, this book has enjoyed a sort of clout in my imagination that few do, and so I decided to revisit it.

A great guide to fairy lore from the Middle Ages to the present.

Return to Book Page. Trivia About Encyclopedia of F Account Options Sign in. Really good reference for the fey.

Excellent reference book for fantasy writers! An Encyclopedia of Fairies: This is neat, but I don’t have much use for keeping it.

I bought this as a ‘one-click’ second hand purchase, with no notion I was buying something with a soul. Jun 06, John Shelley rated it it was amazing.