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The Great Encyclopedia of Faeries

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Publisher Comments:

They are known as the Little People, the Beautiful Maidens, the Godmothers, the Blessed, the Ageless Ones...for it is dangerous to say the name "faeries" without good reason. Ruling over earth, air, fire, and water, they protect forests, animals, and children, and in their hands lie the dreamy souls of all creatures.

The faeries rose from the mist long, long ago, in the time of the Golden Age — well before the creation of gods and men. In their magical fancy they created the singing grasses and the reflection of springs, the music of legends and the far side of the mirror. From the Valkyries of Valhalla to the Babouchka of Russia, Banshees, Dryads, Bogey Beasts, Sirens, and their ilk populate the imaginations and the forests of every culture.

In this comprehensive celebration of the world of faery, renowned French elficologist Pierre Dubois describes the extraordinary richness of the faery kingdom, presenting dozens and dozens of lushly illustrated entries on the most powerful and enchanting denizens of this magical world. Dubois provides readers with authoritative information detailing the customs, habitat, and activities of these Little People. Faery Godmothers, we discover, were originally tall, distinguished, and rather severe; only recently have they taken up the magic wands and cheerful smiles we know them for today. We learn that the favorite foods of the Arthurian faery Viviane are the blackberries that surround Merlin's tomb. And among the customs and activities of the Bogey Beast, the prime goal is indeed to scare little children...if only for their protection.

Dubois's entrancing descriptions are accompanied by Roland and Claudine Sabatier's marvelous illustrations, which depict the appearance of the faeries, the places where they are found, and their familiar objects. Without revealing any faery confidences (which must never be betrayed), Dubois and the Sabatiers have created a comprehensive and utterly enchanting survey of a magical world as old as time.

Synopsis:

In the bestselling tradition of Brian Froud's "Good Faeries/Bad Faeries" comes an utterly enchanting, sumptuously illustrated, and peerlessly comprehensive catalog of the faeries and their magical kingdom. 200 full-color drawings. 184 p.

About the Author

Pierre Dubois was born in the Ardennes region of France in 1945. In addition to creating a number of major encyclopedic works, he writes film and cartoon scripts and hosts a daily literary feature on French television.

Table of Contents

Contents

Invitation to the Isles of Happiness

Origins and genesis of Faerieland

The genesis of obscure raptures

At the pale springs of the dawn

Towards the dazzling glades

Along faerie paths, the resting place of the soul

Chapter I

Maidens of Clouds and of Time

Tempestaries, Tempestarii

Genies and gods of thunderstorms, rain, snow and wind

Berchta

The Valkyries (Valkyrja)

Mother Holle

Babouchka

Befana and the Christmas Aunties, Tchausse-Villha, Chauchevieille, Snégurochka, Fraü Gaude, Trotte-Vieille, Kolyada, The Guillaneu

Aunt Arie

The Lorialets or Lunatics

Saint Lucia, Cinderella and the Sleeping Beauties

Chapter II

The Faeries of the Hearth

The Bogey Beasts

Old Shut-Eye

The Bogey Nursery

The Larvae

The Black Sisters: Lamastu, Ardat-lilî, Madera, The Songs, The Mei

Maja, Mija, Meiga

The Gianes

The Laumes, the daughters of Laumé

The Vouivre

Mélusine

Codrilles and dragons of the countryside: The Great Basilisk, the Bouzouc, the Karnabo, the Little King Basilisk, Zaltys, the Sangle, the Coquecigrue

Teugghia, Fausseroles, and other fallen Faeries

Martes, Peïlettes and Trouilles-de-Nouille

Foireaux Cats, Courtaud Cats, Margotine Cats

Chapter III

The Golden Queens of the Middle World

Faerie Godmothers: The Moires, the Parcae, the Normes, the Mires, the Matres and the Good Ladies

The Banshee

Spinners and Ladies of Stone

The Filandières and Spinners of the Night

Washerwomen and Singers of the Night

The Ielles

The White Ladies

The Black Ladies and the Red Ladies

Gray Ladies and Ladies of the Well

Blue Ladies, Ice Virgins and Mountain Faeries

The Apsarâ

Male Faeries, Fatis and Féetauds

Chapter IV

The Faeries of Rivers and the Sea

Morgans, Mari-Morgans

The Sirens

Selkies, Sea Trows, Sea Lions

Faerie Horses

The Nekker

Lange-Wapper

The Nâga

The Groac'h

The Vila

Fenettes, Gwagged Annwn and the Undine Lovers

The Swan Maidens

Nixes and the Lorelei

Chapter V

The Maidens of the Green Kingdoms

Faerie Trees

Other creatures of the enchanted boughs: The Old Heads, the Sleepers, the Limetree Faeries, the Monants, the Leafy Faeries, Fire-damaged Woods, the False Faeries of Verzy, the Willow Faeries

The Dryads, the Hamadryads

The Old Mother

The Pillywiggins

The Tisanières

Flower Faeries, Floriales Floralières

The Green Ladies

The Nymphs

The Muses, Horae, and the Three Graces

White Does, Faerie Does and Fabulous Ladies

Chapter VI

The Ethereal Ones of Infinite Dreams

The Margot Faeries

The Children of Desire, The Reborn of the Faeries

The Streghes

Cailleac Bheur

Nang-faa and Phi-bird

The Willies and the Dancers of the Mist

The Encantada and the Luminous Faeries

The Enchantresses

The Faerie Viviane

Morgan le Fey

Maeve, Medb, Mab

The Hadas, the Xanas, the Gojas and Diana

The Folleti del Vento

How the White Lady introduced me to Seignolle

A short inventory of the elficological library

Product Details

ISBN:
9780684869575
Author:
Sabatier, Claudine; Sabatier, Roland
Author:
Sabatier, Roland
Illustrator:
Sabatier, Claudine
Author:
DuBois, Pierre
Author:
Sabatier, Claudine
Author:
Sabatier, Roland
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Location:
New York
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology - Folklore
Subject:
Fantasy - General
Subject:
Fairies
Subject:
Collections, Catalogs, Exhibitions
Subject:
Drawing - Other Specific subjects
Subject:
Collections, Catalogs, Exhibitions - General
Subject:
Techniques - Drawing - Specific Subjects
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Picture book
Series Volume:
564
Publication Date:
April 2000
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
184
Dimensions:
12.5 x 9.75 in 47.635 oz

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