The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Fairies

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For hundreds of years, fairies have enchanted imaginations, inspired awe and fear, and left in their wake a treasure trove of wonderful stories. Legends of fairy creatures--ranging from tiny winged sprites to giants to elves to brownies to tree spirits--can be found in every corner of the world. Filled with hundreds of exquisite illustrations, this comprehensive directory provides a global, multi-ethnic, multicultural overview of fairies. Nearly 3,000 entries, arranged alphabetically offer glimpses into other worlds and times. There are items from Celtic and Scandinavian traditions, Greek and Norse mythology, Native American culture, the Far East, Africa, Eastern Europe, and more. Cross-referencing makes it easy to explore the themes that span the globe. An extensive introduction explores the origins of fairy folklore and provides general background on common beliefs. A Selection of the One Spirit Book Club.

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Anna Franklin is graduate photographer and artist. Her work in these areas has concentrated on folklore and mythology. Combining these interests with parallel qualifications as a trained therapist and reflexologist, she has become a successful writer in the subject and contributes to over a dozen magazines. She also edits and publishes her own, called Silver Wheel, and is author of nearly a dozen books, including Fairy Lore (Capall Bann) and The Fairy Ring (forthcoming Llewellyn) in the broad topic areas of MBS and self-awareness.

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