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Ancient Legends mystic Charms and Superstitions of Ireland

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Ancient Legends Mystic Charms and Superstitions of Ireland

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Many of the Irish legends, superstitions, and ancient charms now collected were obtained chiefly from oral communications made by the peasantry themselves, either in Irish or in the Irish-English which preserves so much of the expressive idiom of the antique tongue. These narrations were taken down by competent persons skilled in both languages, and as far as possible in the very words of the narrator; so that much of the primitive simplicity of the style has been retained, while the legends have a peculiar and special value as coming direct from the national heart.

Ancient Legends Mystic Charms and Superstitions of Ireland With Sketches of the Irish Past

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The ancient legends of all nations of the world, on which from age to age the generations of man have been nurtured, bear so striking a resemblance to each other that we are led to believe there was once a period when the whole human family was of one creed and one language. But with increasing numbers came the necessity of dispersion; and that ceaseless migration was commenced of the tribes of the earth from the Eastern cradle of their race which has now continued for thousands of years with undiminished activity. From the beautiful Eden-land at the head of the Persian Gulf, where creeds and culture rose to life, the first migrations emanated, and were naturally directed along the line of the great rivers, by the Euphrates and the Tigris and southward by the Nile; and there the first mighty cities of the world were built, and the first mighty kingdoms of the East began to send out colonies to take possession of the unknown silent world around them. From Persia, Assyria, and Egypt, to Greece and the Isles of the Sea, went forth the wandering tribes, carrying with them, as signs of their origin, broken fragments of the primal creed, and broken idioms of the primal tongue—those early pages in the history of the human race, eternal and indestructible, which hundreds of centuries have not been able to obliterate from the mind of man. But as the early tribes diverged from the central parent stock, the creed and the language began to assume new forms, according as new habits of life and modes of thought were developed amongst the wandering people, by the influence of climate and the contemplation of new and striking natural phenomena in the lands where they found a resting-place or a home. Still, amongst all nations a basis remained of the primal creed and language, easily to be traced through all the mutations caused by circumstances in human thought, either by higher culture or by the debasement to which both language and symbols are subjected amongst rude and illiterate tribes. To reconstruct the primal creed and language of humanity from these scattered and broken fragments, is the task which is now exciting so keenly the energies of the ardent and learned ethnographers of Europe; as yet, indeed, with but small success as regards language, for not more, perhaps, than twenty words which the philologists consider may have belonged to the original tongue have been discovered; that is, certain objects or ideas are found represented in all languages by the same words, and therefore the philologist concludes that these words must have been associated with the ideas from the earliest dawn of language; and as the words express chiefly the relations of the human family to each other, they remained fixed in the minds of the wandering tribes, untouched and unchanged by all the diversities of their subsequent experience of life. Meanwhile, in Europe there is diligent study of the ancient myths, legends, and traditions of the world, in order to extract from them that information respecting the early modes of thought prevalent amongst the primitive race, and also the lines of the first migrations, which no other monuments of antiquity are so well able to give. Traditions, like rays of light, take their colour from the medium through which they pass; but the scientific mythographic student knows how to eliminate the accidental addition from the true primal basis, which remains fixed and unchangeable; and from the numerous myths and legends of the nations of the earth, which bear so striking a conformity to each other that they point to a common origin, he will be able to reconstruct the first articles of belief in the creed of humanity, and to pronounce almost with certainty upon the primal source of the lines of human life that now traverse the globe in all directions. This source of all life, creed, and culture now on earth, there is no reason to doubt, will be found in Iran, or Persia as we call it, and in the ancient legends and language of the great Iranian people, the head and noblest type of the Aryan races. Endowed with splendid physical beauty, noble intellect, and a rich musical language, the Iranians had also a lofty sense of the relation between man and the spiritual world. They admitted no idols into their temples; their God was the One Supreme Creator and Upholder of all things, whose symbol was the sun and the pure, elemental fire. But as the world grew older and more wicked the pure primal doctrines were obscured by human fancies, the symbol came to be worshipped in place of the God, and the debased idolatries of Babylon, Assyria, and the Canaanite nations were the result. Egypt—grave, wise, learned, mournful Egypt—retained most of the primal truth; but truth was held by the priests as too precious for the crowd, and so they preserved it carefully for themselves and their own caste. They alone knew the ancient and cryptic meaning of the symbols; the people were allowed only to see the outward and visible sign.

Ancient Legends Mystic Charms and Superstitions of Ireland

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Ancient Legends Mystic Charms and Superstitions of Ireland

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Ancient Legends Mystic Charms and Superstitions of Ireland

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These collected Irish myths and folk tales were collected by Oscar Wilde's mother, Lady Jane Wilde. The mother of playwright Oscar Wilde, Lady Wilde was an accomplished folklorist and, in this classic text, she presented the stories from rural Ireland that made the beliefs of the people come alive. From fairies stealing children to leprechauns promising gold, this covetable edition also features the beautiful illustrations of Stephen Reid from The High Deeds of Finn. Each enthralling tale showcases the strange and mystical superstitions spread by Irish peasantry in the ancient tongue. Presented in a beautiful slipcase, this hardback edition includes classic mythology illustrations by Stephen Reid and makes a wonderful gift. * Includes a map of ancient Ireland * Beautiful illustrations from Stephen Reid

Ancient Legends Mystic Charms and Superstitions of Ireland With Sketches of the Irish Past to Which Is Appended a Chaper on the Ancient Race of Ir

Author : Lady Jane Francesca Elgee Wilde
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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Ancient Legends Mystic Charms and Superstitions of Ireland Volume 2 Scholar s Choice Edition

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Ancient Legends Mystic Charms Superstitions of Ireland

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Ancient Legends of Ireland

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This beautiful keepsake edition of Ancient Legends of Ireland is lavishly illustrated with 22 period illustrations. Lady Jane Francesca Agnes Wilde is best known for being Oscar Wilde's mother, she was also a formidable writer . Ireland owes Lady Wild a debt for collecting and persevering folk-lore that might otherwise have been lost to them.

Ancient Legends Mystic Charms and Superstitions of Ireland

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This book contains a collection of ancient Irish legends.

Ancient Legends of Ireland

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This beautiful keepsake edition of Ancient Legends of Ireland is lavishly illustrated with 22 period illustrations. While Lady Jane Francesca Agnes Wilde is probably best known for being Oscar Wilde's mother, she was a formidable writer in her own right. The people of Ireland owe Lady Wild a great debt for collecting and persevering folk-lore that might otherwise have been lost to them.The present work deals with the mythology, or the fantastic creed of the Irish respecting the invisible world and their strange and mystical superstitions, brought thousands of years ago from their Aryan home, but which still, even in the present time, affect all the modes of thinking and acting in the daily life of the people.Told with power as well as with simplicity ... a very interesting and readable collection of folk-lore.-Graphic.Lady Wilde's book is delightful.... Amongst those best acquainted with Irish folk-lore, legends, and mysteries, we believe few will be found capable of adding many words to pages which could only have been filled by an Irish woman lovingly treating such a subject.-Vanity Fair.

Ancient Legends Mystic Charms and Superstitions of Ireland

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Catalogue 1895

Author : Levi Heywood Memorial Library, Gardner, Mass
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Catalogue of the Public Library Winchester Mass 1892

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Supplement to the Catalogue issued in 1884 of the Circulating and a Portion of the Intermediate Departments Worcester 1889

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Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Held at Philadelphia for Promoting Useful Knowledge

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Bibliography of British Folklore Text

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