Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2000.
Book — 1 online resource
Alfred the Great-- astrology-- Babes in the Wood-- brownies-- changelings-- Devil's Hoofprints-- eenie, meenie minie moe-- football-- Grimm brothers-- Hag-riding-- Jenny Greenteeth-- ladybirds-- Mr Fox-- nosebleeds-- otherworld-- Phantom coach/ship-- Rollright Stones-- Skillywidden-- turnip lanterns-- v-sign-- wishbone. (Part contents.).
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Are there any legends about cats? Is Cinderella an English story? What is (or was) a Mumming Play? The subject of folklore covers an extremely wide field, with connections to virtually every aspect of life. It ranges from the bizarre to the seemingly mundane. Similarly, folklore is as much a feature of the modern technological age as the ancient world, of every part of the country, both urban and rural, and of every age group and occupation. Containing 2000 entries, from dragons to Mother Goose, May Day to Michaelmas, this reference work is an absorbing and entertaining guide to English folklore. Aimed at a broad general readership, the dictionary provides an authoritative reference source on such legendary characters as the Babes in the Wood, Jack the Giant Killer and Robin Hood, and gives entertaining and informative explanations of a wide range of subjects in folklore, from nosebleeds and wishbones to cats and hot cross buns. (source: Nielsen Book Data)