Thursday, April 27, 2017

Dyer. The Folklore of Plants

Today's free book is The Folklore of Plants by T. F. Thiselton Dyer. For the table of contents, check at the bottom of this post below the image.

The book is available at Project Gutenberg, Internet Archive, Hathi Trust, and Google Books. You can get a free Kindle ebook from Amazon too!



1. Plant Life
2. Primitive and Savage Notions Respecting Plants
3. Plant Worship
4. Lightning Plants
5. Plants in Witchcraft
6. Plants in Demonology
7. Plants in Fairy-lore
8. Love-charms
9. Dream-plants
10. Plants and the Weather
11. Plant Proverbs
12. Plants and Their Ceremonial Use
13. Plant Names
14. Plant Language
15. Fabulous Plants
16. Doctrine of Signatures
17. Plants and the Calendar
18. Children's Rhymes and Games
19. Sacred Plants
20. Plant Superstitions
21. Plants in Folk-medicine
22. Plants and Their Legendary History
23. Mystic Plants

Monday, April 24, 2017

Besant. Legends and Tales

Today's free book is Legends and Tales by Annie Besant; you can read more about this remarkable woman here: Author - Annie Besant.

For the table of contents, check at the bottom of this post below the image.

The book is available at Internet Archive, Hathi Trust, and Google Books.


Ganga, the River Maid
The Stealing of Persephone
The First Roses
The Drowning of the World
The Wandering Jew
Perseus, the Savior
The Story of Hypatia

Harley. Moon Lore.

Today's free book is Moon Lore by Timothy Harley. For the table of contents, check at the bottom of this post below the image.

The book is available at Gutenberg, Internet Archive, Sacred Texts, Hathi, and Google Books. There is also a free Kindle ebook.


Table of Contents

I MOON SPOTS
1 Introduction
2 The Man in the Moon
3 The Woman in the Moon
4 The Hare in the Moon
5 The Toad in the Moon
6 Other Moon Myths
II MOON WORSHIP
1 Introduction
2 The Moon Mostly a Male Deity
3 The Moon a World-Wide Deity
4 The Moon a Water Deity
III MOON SUPERSTITIONS
1 Introduction
2 Lunar Fancies
3 Lunar Influences
IV  MOON INHABITATION