The Secret Language Of Birds

Author: Adele Nozedar
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
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Containing historical facts, myths and real-life spiritual encounters with birds, this book features information for bird lovers who are interested in esoterica, history, folklore, and spiritual symbolism of birds throughout the world.

Flights Of Fancy

Author: Peter Tate
Publisher: Delacorte Press
ISBN: 0307783979
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The perfect bedside companion for every bird-watcher and nature lover, inside Flights of Fancy you’ll find: Cranes “Don’t promise the crane in the sky, but give the titmouse in your hand.” Russian proverb Magpies “One for sorrow, two for joy…” Traditional English rhyme Owls “The owl shrieked at thy birth, an evil sign.” Shakespeare, Henry VI, Part III Peacocks “The peacock is ashamed of its large black feet.” Medieval Persian tradition Ravens “When the raven tried to bring fire to the world, ash turned its feathers black.” Cherokee Indian legend Swans “Sewing a swan’s feather into your husband’s pillow will keep him faithful.” British superstition From the Hardcover edition.

Birds In Legend Fable And Folklore

Author: Ernest Ingersoll
Publisher: Hardpress Publishing
ISBN: 9781407760803
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Unlike some other reproductions of classic texts (1) We have not used OCR(Optical Character Recognition), as this leads to bad quality books with introduced typos. (2) In books where there are images such as portraits, maps, sketches etc We have endeavoured to keep the quality of these images, so they represent accurately the original artefact. Although occasionally there may be certain imperfections with these old texts, we feel they deserve to be made available for future generations to enjoy.

Ireland S Birds

Author: Niall Mac Coitir
Publisher: The Collins Press
ISBN: 1848894988
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Birds have been important symbols in our art and culture for thousands of years. They have inspired poets and painters, and feature in many place names and legends. In this book, Niall Mac Coitir draws together the mythology, legends and folklore of Ireland's birds, both wild and domestic. The birds are presented in seasonal order based on their migratory habits (the cuckoo and summer) or on their cultural associations (the robin with Christmas). He also explores how birds are often powerful symbols of various virtues and qualities, such as the goose, which is a symbol of watchfulness and bravery. This challenges us to look at birds in a different way, as dynamic creatures that have influenced our society over the millennia. Written with imagination and enthusiasm, this mix of natural history, mythology and folklore will delight and enlighten all interested in the birds of Ireland.

The Folklore Of Birds

Author: Laura C. Martin
ISBN: 9781564402165
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Describes the characteristics and range of a variety of common birds, and shares myths and folklore associated with each bird

A Little Bird Told Me So

Author: Eleanor H. Stickney
Publisher: Netsource Dist Services
ISBN: 9781887750677
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Birds Myth Lore And Legend

Author: Rachel Warren Chadd
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472922883
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Why are owls regarded either as wise or as harbingers of doom? What gave rise to the fanciful belief that storks bring babies? Why is the eagle associated with victory or the hummingbird with paradise? The answers are here in this new and engaging book. By re-telling the many legends, beliefs, proverbs and predictions associated with more than 80 birds from many nations, it brings into focus the close – and often ancient – links between humans and these remarkable feathered descendants of dinosaurs. Discover, for instance: Why the cockerel features on many church spires The one sacred bird that symbolises life and peace in most cultures How to dispel bad luck if you see this black-and-white bird The South-American 'devil bird' once thought to be a dragon Birds: lore, myth and legend draws on historical accounts and scientific literature to reveal how colourful tales or superstitions were shaped by human imagination from each bird's behaviour or appearance. It offers an enchanting and different perspective on birds across the world.

Vishnu S Mount

Author: Capt. Praveen Chopra
Publisher: Notion Press
ISBN: 1948352699
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Do you know how the mythical bird Garuda became Vishnu’s Mount? What does a serpent coiled around a peacock signify? Which bird in the hands of Mohini represents carnal love? Have you ever wondered about the significance of the birds you see with gods and goddesses when you regularly prostrate and pray before them? Vishnu’s Mount unravels the world of birds in Hindu mythology and their significant roles in nature. It is a collection of interesting facts and characteristics of birds interwoven with the beliefs and practices through the ages that is a must-read for all bird lovers and bird watchers.

Wings And Tales

Author: Jennifer L. Kroll
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1598845977
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Parents and teachers can use this book to engage children with the world outside by opening their eyes to fascinating common bird species. * Provides 20 bird tales from around the world retold in simple language, perfect for story time or independent reading * Contains over 60 images, including 20 original woodcut-style story illustrations * Includes a "Feathered Fact File" for each bird species covered, containing numerous fun facts designed to pique children's interest in birds * Each chapter provides a discussion or writing prompt, a story-sharing strategy for parents and teachers, and a backyard birding tip * A bibliography lists works cited and consulted as well as additional resource recommendations for parents and teachers * A handy table shows the skills and standards reinforced by each chapter's extension activity at a glance

Ten Tall Tales

Author: E. J. Bird
ISBN: 9780876142677
File Size: 36,89 MB
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Mr. Bird presents ten Western tall tales that he has heard throughout his life, some of them his own.