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The Mythology of the Mermaid and Her Kin

The Mythology of the Mermaid and Her Kin
by Marc Potts
'Most welcome...beautifully illustrated. with the author?s unique artwork this is an excellent study of a neglected aspect of folklore and mythology. Highly recommended' The Cauldron Explores the origin of Mermaids and Mermen. Sea deities, especially those depicted as being fish-tailed are explored, as is the mythology of woman?s association with water. The folklore of mermaids is related, especially from Britain and Northern Europe, with relevant examples from other parts of the world. Other topics related include: the mermaid?s image in bestiaries, the mermaid and the Christian church, carvings and heraldry, recorded sightings and captures, the seal/siren explanation, mermaid hoaxes and the mermaid's image today.The text is illustrated by Marc's superb paintings - for an example see the superb covers of 'The Wildwood King' and 'The Spirits of the Elements' series he did for us. ISBN 186163 0395
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£10.95 ex VAT

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