3 Aug 2021

Forest Murmers

Dee Dee Chainey. Treasury of Folklore: Woodlands and Forests: Wild Gods, World Trees and Werewolves. Batsford
(5 Aug. 2021)
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From the dark, gnarled woodlands of the north, to the humid jungles of the southern lands, trees have captured humanity’s imagination for millennia. Filled with primal gods and goddesses, dryads and the fairy tales of old, the forests still beckon to us, offering sanctuary, mystery and more than a little mischievous trickery. From insatiable cannibalistic children hewn from logs, to lumberjack lore, and the spine-chilling legend of Bloody Mary, there is much to be found between the branches. Come into the trees; witches, seductive spirits and big, bad wolves await you.