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Mermaids: The Myths, Legends, and Lore
   

Mermaids: The Myths, Legends, and Lore (Hardback)

By Alexander, Skye

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For centuries, people have been fascinated and enchanted by tales of mermaids. These watery temptresses can be found in folklore and mythology from every tradition in the world. This title delves into the myths surrounding these enigmatic beings, explores the common symbols assoc... read full description below.

ISBN 9781440538575
Barcode 9781440538575
Published 18 May 2012 by Adams Media Corporation
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781440538575
ISBN-10 1440538573
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Adams Media Corporation
Imprint Adams Media Corporation
Publication Date 18 May 2012
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Alexander, Skye
Category Myths & Mythology
Folklore
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 224
Dimensions Width: 140mm
Height: 191mm
Spine: 20mm
Weight 352g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Mermaids
NBS Text Popular Culture & Media: General Interest
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 398.21
Catalogue Code 261172

Description of this Book

For centuries, people have been fascinated and enchanted by tales of mermaids. These watery temptresses can be found in folklore and mythology from every tradition in the world. From the Irish merrows who come on land to search for human husbands, to the fake Fiji Mermaid made popular by P.T Barnum, these sea maidens (and sometimes men) have always been shrouded in mystery. Mermaids delves into the numerous myths surrounding these enigmatic beings, explores the common symbols associated with them, and presents tales of merfolk from around the world.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review A mermaid found a swimming lad, Picked him for her own, Pressed her body to his body, Laughed; and plunging down Forgot in cruel happiness That even lovers drown. (William Butler Yeats)

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Author's Bio

Skye Alexander is the award-winning author of more than thirty fiction and nonfiction books, including Your Goddess Year,The Only Tarot Book You'll Ever Need, The Modern Guide to Witchcraft, The Modern Witchcraft Spell Book, The Modern Witchcraft Grimoire, The Modern Witchcraft Book of Tarot, and The Modern Witchcraft Book of Love Spells. Her stories have been published in anthologies internationally, and her work has been translated into more than a dozen languages. The Discovery Channel featured her in the TV special, Secret Stonehenge, doing a ritual at Stonehenge. She divides her time between Texas and Massachusetts.

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