The Phynodderree (and other Tales from the Isle of Man)
THE PHYNODDERREE and other tales from the Isle of Man
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33% of the publishers profit from the sale of this book will be donated to charities.
IN no part of the British Isles has the belief in the existence of Fairies retained a stronger hold upon the people than in the Isle of Man. In spite of the tendency of this matter-of-fact age to destroy what little of poetry, romance, and chivalry education has left to us, there lurks still in many countries, and especially in mountainous districts, a half credulity in the supernatural.
This volume rescues from oblivion a few of the Manx legends: Mona's Isle, the Phynodderree (from whence this book obtains its title), Tom Kewley and the Lannanshee, King Olave The Second and the Great Sword Macabuin, and the Buggane's Vow.
Many legends of good and evil Fairies are still related by the country people of Mona's Isle; and those who care to inquire into the habits and customs of the Manx cottagers will see and hear much that will reward their curiosity. It is not the mere excursionist, visiting the Island for a summer holiday who will ever learn or see anything of these customs, but those who branch off the high road and venture into the recesses of the mountain districts.
In the course of conversations on the lingering belief in Fairies, a regular attendant at a local Church, and a well-to-do farmer expressed his implicit conviction that such people as fairies did frequent the Glen in which he lived. In reply to the question, "Have you ever, in your life, seen a fairy?" he replied, "No! I can't exactly say I ever saw one; but I've smelt them often enough."
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Excerpt from THE PHYNODDERREE and other tales from the Isle of Man
Ah, Mona's isle, fair Mona's isle,
No land so dear as thou to me;
Thy gorse and heather covered hills,
With waterfalls and sparkling rills,
Which join the bright green sea.
I love to wander in solitude
By the banks of thy gurgling streams,
Or sit and muse on a mossy stone
Of fairy-lore, buggane, and gnome,
Screend from the sungod's beams.
Tis sweet to ramble alone,
At eve oer the silvery sand,
Watching the waves in the moonlight gleam,
Now here, now there, in frolic they seem
To coyley kiss the land.
Each valley, mountain, and glen,
Waterfall, streamlet, and sea,
Cavern, rock, harbour, and bay,
Last home of the Elfin and Fay,
Fair Mona, are all dear to me.
Table of Contents for THE PHYNODDERREE and other tales from the Isle of Man
|THE PHYNODDERREE: A TALE OF FAIRY LOVE|
|TOM KEWLEY AND THE LANNANSHEE|
|KING OLAVE THE SECOND AND THE GREAT SWORD MACABUIN|
|THE BUGGANE'S VOW|
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