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Discovering the Folklore of Birds and Beasts

Discovering the Folklore of Birds and Beasts

Venetia Newall

Shire Publications




18 x 11.5 x 0.5

72 pages

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Many of the beliefs and superstitions of early man were connected with animals which were credited with their own powers of speech and understanding and were also regarded as a source of cures for both mental and physical ailments. Modern expressions of speech still echo these beliefs – 'the hair of the dog that bit you' – 'a frog in the throat', and 'being licked into shape'. In this book Venetia Newall has compressed much of the folklore that surrounded domestic pets and wild animals to make a fascinating and very readable survey from adders to zebras.
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