The Fairy Mythology

The Fairy Mythology by Thomas Keightley
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Shakespeare's age was the great time of fairy poetry in English literature, but no other work has influenced our visions of fairies as much as "A Midsummer Night's Dream. The play can be interpreted as "a fantasia on love," because love, it's follies, absurdities, conflicts and even dangers draw a red line through the play: from the quarrel between the fairy king and queen, to the heroic love of Theseus for his war-conquered Amazon queen, to the love-chase of Hermia, Helena, Lysander and Demetrius, and to the enchanted experiences of Bot-tom. In nearly all of these love affairs the fairies have their sometimes helping hand engaged and they are thus very important agents in the main- and in the sub-plots.

In this paper I will first take a survey of the historic belief in fairies in Shakespearian England, and then look at Shakespeare's literary sources for the most important and most famous fairies who appear in this play, namely Oberon, Titania and Puck. Then I will show some parallels between the fairy queen Titania and Queen Elizabeth I, and afterwards I will analyze the quarrel between Oberon, king of fairies, and his wife.

Finally I will give a comprehensive overview of the various ways of performing the play, both in theatre and in film. Seller Inventory APC More information about this seller Contact this seller 4. Published by Read Books, United Kingdom This early work is both expensive and hard to find in its first edition. The chief object of this volume is to exhibit, in a manner acceptable to readers who are not specialists, the application of the principles and methods which guide investigations into popular traditions to a few of the most remarkable stories embodying the Fairy superstitions of the Celtic and Teutonic peoples.

This is a fascinating investigation by an industrious and scrupulous author that is thoroughly recommended reading for all those interested in the popular mythology and folklore of Europe. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

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Home-owners have knocked corners from houses because the corner blocked the fairy path, [57] and cottages have been built with the front and back doors in line, so that the owners could, in need, leave them both open and let the fairies troop through all night. That is at least what the cattle breeding people say. Regarded as a pioneer in the study of Folklore by modern scholars in the field, [2] he was one of the "early and important comparativist collectors" of folklore. Wings, while common in Victorian and later artworks, are rare in folklore; fairies flew by means of magic, sometimes perched on ragwort stems or the backs of birds. More information about this seller Contact this seller 6.

Illustrated endpapers. Remarkable study in magic and religion with a semantic approach rather than one on rites and customs. Most of these signs have entirely lost their primitive significance, and are now used purely for commercial purposes; but there was a time when they were not only trade signs, but were also hieroglyphics, under which the pearl of great price was revered.

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Product Highlights We find in most countries a popular belief in different classes of beings distinct from men, and from the higher orders of divinities. They generally excel mankind in power and.


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