Folklore of Birds and Beasts - Shire Discovering No. 115 (Paperback)Venetia Newall (author)
Paperback 72 Pages / Published: 30/05/2008
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Many of the beliefs and superstitions of early man were connected with animals, which were credited with their own powers of speech and understanding and were also regarded as a source of cures for both mental and physical ailments. Modern expressions of speech still echo these beliefs - 'the hair of the dog that bit you' - 'a frog in the throat', and 'being licked into shape'. In this book Venetia Newall has compressed much of the folklore that surrounded domestic pets and wild animals to make a fascinating and very readable survey from adders to zebras.
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 72
Weight: 113 g
Dimensions: 177 x 113 x 8 mm
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