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Plant Lore, Legends, and Lyrics: Embracing the Myths, Traditions, Superstitions, and Folk-Lore of the Plant Kingdom

Plant Lore, Legends, and Lyrics is a study and encyclopedia of plants with a difference: all flora in this book are paired with the famous myths and folklore they are associated with. Richard Folkard wrote his unique thesis in order to organize and present many legends and folk stories with the plants to whom they are associated. The correlations between the attributes of these old stories, and the plants themselves, are meticulously examined over the course of sixteen chapters. This book is characterized by a bold eclecticism, wherein flora in folklore is examined and interpreted from multiple angles. Folkard aptly begins with the Biblical story of the Garden of Eden, noting how plants acquired significance in mythology during earliest antiquity. The significance which the ancients applied to the plants they encountered, in particular the phenomena of the sacred trees and groves, are greatly expounded upon. We are also told how early naturalists connected certain plants to animals, providing a fertile ground from which mythic lore could root. Mythic creatures as diverse as wood nymphs, fairies, naiades and witches feature in Folkard's inquiry. The continuing significance of these mythic entities, and their relation to flora, is encapsulated in quoted verse which succinctly ca...

Plant Lore, Legends, and Lyrics : Embracing the Myths, Traditions, Superstitions, and Folk-Lore of the Plant Kingdom

THE analogy existing between the vegetable and animal worlds, and the resemblances between human and tree life, have been observed by man from the most remote periods of which we have any records. Primitive man, watching the marvellous changes in trees and plants, which accurately marked not only the seasons of the year, but even the periods of time in a day, could not fail to be struck with a feeling of awe at the mysterious invisible power which silently guided such wondrous and incomprehensible operations. Hence it is not astonishing that the early inhabitants of the earth should have invested with supernatural attributes the tree, which in the gloom and chill of Winter stood gaunt, bare, and sterile, but in the early Spring hastened to greet the welcome warmth-giving Sun by investing itself with a brilliant canopy of verdure, and in the scorching heat of Summer afforded a refreshing shade beneath its leafy boughs. So we find these men of old, who had learnt to reverence the mysteries of vegetation, forming conceptions of vast cosmogonic world- or cloud-trees overshadowing the universe; mystically typifying creation and regeneration, and yielding the divine ambrosia or food of immortality, the refreshing and life-inspiring rain, and the mystic fruit which imparted knowledge an...

Plant Lore, Legends, and Lyrics: Embracing the Myths, Traditions, Superstitions, and Folk-Lore of the Plant Kingdom

Plant Lore, Legends, and Lyrics is a study and encyclopedia of plants with a difference: all flora in this book are paired with the famous myths and folklore they are associated with. Richard Folkard wrote his unique thesis in order to organize and present many legends and folk stories with the plants to whom they are associated. The correlations between the attributes of these old stories, and the plants themselves, are meticulously examined over the course of sixteen chapters. This book is characterized by a bold eclecticism, wherein flora in folklore is examined and interpreted from multiple angles. Folkard aptly begins with the Biblical story of the Garden of Eden, noting how plants acquired significance in mythology during earliest antiquity. The significance which the ancients applied to the plants they encountered, in particular the phenomena of the sacred trees and groves, are greatly expounded upon. We are also told how early naturalists connected certain plants to animals, providing a fertile ground from which mythic lore could root. Mythic creatures as diverse as wood nymphs, fairies, naiades and witches feature in Folkard's inquiry. The continuing significance of these mythic entities, and their relation to flora, is encapsulated in quoted verse which succinctly captu...

Plant lore - legends and lyrics

(...)"PREFACE.(…)Some few years ago, been associated in the conduct of a journal devoted to horticulture, I amassed for literary purposes much of the material made use of in the present volume. Upon the discontinuance of the journal, I resolved to classify and arrange the plant lore thus accumulated, with a view to its subsequent publication, and I have since been enabled to enrich the collection with much Continental and Indian lore (which I believe is quite unknown to the great majority of English readers) from the vast store to be found in(...)".

Plant Lore, Legends, and Lyrics: Embracing the Myths, Traditions, Vol. 1 (Classic Reprint)

A dorns H. C, Flowers; their Moral, Language, and Poetry. AW ertus Magnus, De Mirabilibus Mundi. A hkrovandus, Ormthologia. BacoM yL ord. Syl vaS ylvarum andE ssay on Gardens. Bauhtn C. De plantis a divls sanctuve nomen habentibus (1591). Brandy J. Popular A ntiquities. Brighty H, A. AY ear in a Lancashire Garden. Campbelly J. F. Tales of theW estern Highlands. .C hoice Notes from Notes andS hieriesJ Coiesy W. A dam in Eden 1057) ;and The Art of Simpiing (1656). The Compleat English Gardener (1683). The Countryman sR ecreation (1640). Croker, T. CF airy Legends of theS outh of I reland. Culpepery N, British Herbal. Cutts, Re v. E. Decoration of Churches. DariMM f, The Botanic Garden :a Poem. Dasemty Sir G, W, Popular Tales from theN oree. Daubenyy C. Trees andS hrubs of the A ncients. Dayy Rev, Lai Behari, Folk-T ales of Bengal. De GubernatiS yA. La Mytbologie des Plantes; ou let Legendes du Rhgne FegetaL Dixoity W, G, The Land of theM orning: Japan. The Dutch Gardener (1703). Dyery Rru. T. F. English Folk-lore. Enxemosery J, Histor) of Magic vefyH fJ, Skja: aD iscourse ofF orest Trees (1662) ;T he French Gardener {18) ;and Kalendarium Hortense (1664). The Expert Gardener (1640). The Fairy Family. Farrery J. A. The Names ofF lowers (I nC omhill Magazine, Vol. XLV.). FitxJ ierbard...

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