Niall Mac Coitir,Gordon D'Arcy's Ireland's Birds – Myths, Legends & Folklore PDF

By Niall Mac Coitir,Gordon D'Arcy

Birds were a part of our tradition for hundreds of thousands of years. they've got encouraged poets and painters, and have in lots of legends and position names. the following Niall Mac Coitir presents a entire examine the mythology, legends and folklore of Irish birds, either wild and household. He offers a variety of elements of chicken folklore, comparable to fairy birds, birds of impressive music or attractiveness, birds within the Brehon legislation and in early Irish poetry, and legends, comparable to the youngsters of Lir being changed into swans and the way the banshee frequently seemed within the kind of a crow, are featured. The birds are provided in seasonal order established both on their migratory conduct, for instance the cuckoo in summer time, or on their cultural institutions, resembling the robin at Christmas. additionally explored is how birds are usually robust symbols of assorted virtues and traits, resembling the goose, that's an emblem of watchfulness and bravado. Written with mind's eye and exuberance, this mixture of normal historical past, mythology and folklore will entertain and enlighten all drawn to the birds of Ireland.

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