Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Tales from the Dark Ages


The Kalevala

An Epic poem about Väinämöinen, a shamanistic hero with the magical power of songs and music. He is born of the primeval Maiden of the Air and contributes to the origin of Earth.

from Finnish and Karelian folklore in the nineteenth century - compiled by Elias Lönnrot

http://www.sacred-texts.com/neu/kveng/index.htm

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The Mabinogion

pre-Christian Iron Age Celtic mythology, international folktale motifs, and early medieval historical traditions.

Compiled by Lady Charlotte Guest in the mid 19th century.

http://www.sacred-texts.com/neu/celt/mab/index.htm

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