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Wonder Tales from Scottish Myth and Legend

By Mackenzie, D. A.

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Title: Wonder Tales from Scottish Myth and Legend  
Author: Mackenzie, D. A.
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Language: English
Subject: Sacred Texts, Celtic Folklore, Scotland
Collections: Sacred Texts
Historic
Publication Date:
1917
Publisher: Frederick A Stokes Co., New York

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A, M. D. (1917). Wonder Tales from Scottish Myth and Legend. Retrieved from http://www.worldebookfair.org/


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Description: The myths and legends of Scotland are full of what is called local colour . They afford us not only glimpses of ancient times and of old habits of thought and life, but also of the country itself at different times of the year. In the winter season the great mountain ranges are white with snow and many inland lochs are frozen over, but along the west coast, which is washed by the warm surface waters of the Atlantic and bathed in mild moist breezes from the south-west, there may be found sheltered and sunny spots where wild flowers continue to bloom. The old people believed that somewhere in the west the spirit of Spring had its hiding-place, and they imagined this hiding-place to be a green floating island on which the sun always shone and flowers.

 

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