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Through the Faerie Glass: A Look at the Realm of Unseen and Enchanted Beings

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Seducing virgins, preying upon hapless travelers, luring mortals toward madness and death . . . What are faeries really like?

Contrary to today’s sanitized depictions, the hobgoblins, imps, sprites, elves, and other magical creatures embodied in folklore can be quite nasty. Kenny Klein draws on folkloric record—ancient songs, stories of forest and field, legends, myths, and sagas—to reveal faeries’ true nature: where they live; what they do; ...

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Overview

Seducing virgins, preying upon hapless travelers, luring mortals toward madness and death . . . What are faeries really like?

Contrary to today’s sanitized depictions, the hobgoblins, imps, sprites, elves, and other magical creatures embodied in folklore can be quite nasty. Kenny Klein draws on folkloric record—ancient songs, stories of forest and field, legends, myths, and sagas—to reveal faeries’ true nature: where they live; what they do; their desires, fears, powers, proclivities, and enchantments.

Entertaining and enlightening, this unique guide explores human interactions with Mab the Faerie Queen, Puck the prankster, Reynardine the fox man, Jenny Green Teeth, and an array of other legendary fey. It includes rituals and spells for faerie protection, tells the reader how to enlist faerie help in finding lost objects or gaining inspiration, and offers practical tips for those who dare to venture into the world of the Faerie.

Praise:
“Think you know faeries? This well-researched, compelling book will have you looking twice at shadows and tying bits of red thread around your bedposts for protection.”
—Jennifer McMahon, author of Promise Not to Tell

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738718835
  • Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 2/28/2010
  • Pages: 299
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Kenny Klein (California) is a musician, performer, and lecturer who has been active in the Pagan community and on the Renaissance festival and folk music circuits for over twenty years. He has recorded numerous CDs of music and performs year round. Visit him online at www.kennyklein.net.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 4, 2011

    Unexpected

    Very interesting, you find things u wouldnt really expect. And connects stories and myths to fairieworld with FULL explaination, it tell u the TRUTH about these creatures and it totally makes u want to reread stories, and rethink the desire to meet a real farie! So far so good, and totally worth my money! :D

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