Katharine Pyle´s masterly retelling of well-loved folk tales from around the world. The Meester Stoorworm - A Story from Scotland Jean Malin and the Bull Man - A Louisiana Tale The Widow’s Son - A Scandinavian Tale The Wise Girl - A Serbian Story The History of Ali Cogia - From the Arabian Nights Oh! - A Cossack Story The Talking Eggs - A Story from Louisiana The Frog Princess - A Russian Story The Magic Turban, the Magic Sword and the Magic Carpet - A Persian Story The Three Silver Citrons - A Persian Story The Magic Pipe - A Norse Tale The Triumph of Truth - A Hindu Story Life’s Secret - A Story of Bengal Dame Pridgett and the Fairies 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cathy Dobson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/redd/000190/bk_redd_000190_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Ireland´s Immortals tells the story of one of the world´s great mythologies. The first account of the gods of Irish myth to take in the whole sweep of Irish literature in both the nation´s languages, the book describes how Ireland´s pagan divinities were transformed into literary characters in the medieval Christian era--and how they were recast again during the Celtic Revival of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. We meet the heroic Lug; the Morrígan, crow goddess of battle; the fire goddess Brigit, who moonlights as a Christian saint; the mist-cloaked sea god Manannán mac Lir; and the ageless fairies who inspired J.R.R. Tolkien´s immortal elves. Medieval clerics speculated that the Irish divinities might be devils, angels, or enchanters. W. B. Yeats invoked them to reimagine the national condition, while his friend George Russell beheld them in visions and understood them to be local versions of Hindu deities. The book also tells how the Scots repackaged Ireland´s divine beings as the gods of the Gael on both sides of the sea--and how Irish mythology continues to influence popular culture far beyond Ireland.