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Title"There's a piece wad please a brownie" : a comparative study of offerings to the fairies in traditional cultures and contemporary earth-centred religions
AuthorSilvester, Niko, 1972-
DescriptionThesis (M.A.)--Memorial University of Newfoundland, 1999. Folklore
Paginationvii, 221 leaves : ill.
SubjectFairies; Gifts--Folklore; Mythology, Celtic; New Age movement
Degree GrantorMemorial University of Newfoundland. Dept. of Folklore
NotesBibliography: leaves 180-192.
AbstractThe object of this thesis is to compare the practice of giving offerings to the fairies between two broad groups: the traditional or "folk" cultures of the Celtic areas and contemporary Earth-Centred spiritual groups. These offerings are discussed in terms of form and function in each of the two groups, and compared between groups. -- The data for this study comes primarily from printed sources in the case of the folk tradition and printed and online sources in the case of Earth-Centred Spirituality. Information for both groups has been supplemented by personal communications and e-mail correspondence. -- The emphasis of this thesis is on comparison between the folk tradition and Earth-Centred Spirituality, however, differences within each group are also noted. Most people following Earth-Centred Spiritualities have looked to folklore to some degree for inspiration or at the very least for enjoyment. It is this which forms the basis for the relationship between the two groups.
Resource TypeElectronic thesis or dissertation
FormatImage/jpeg; Application/pdf
SourcePaper copy kept in the Centre for Newfoundland Studies, Memorial University Libraries
Local Identifiera1395889
RightsThe author retains copyright ownership and moral rights in this thesis. Neither the thesis nor substantial extracts from it may be printed or otherwise reproduced without the author's permission.
CollectionElectronic Theses and Dissertations
Scanning StatusCompleted
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