This issue is packed with a wonderful cross section of European mythos, from legends, to mythology, to how folk belief turns up in historical accounts. This journal will take you on a fascinating journey into the legends, lore, beliefs, and customs of our European ancestors!
Carolyn Emerick researches and writes about the history, myth, and folklore of Northern Europe. She has been studying European history, culture, literature, and mythology for over twenty years, has a bachelor's degree in literature, university training in historical study, and post-graduate training in archival studies.
This series explores fairy tales from the European tradition. Each book begins with an opening discussion on the history, culture, and mythos that help us understand elements of the following fairy tale.
"The Three Heads of the Well" explores an English fairy tale that retains a vestigial memory of the Norns, figures related to fate in Norse mythology.
The introduction gives an explaination of Teutonic cultural heritage in Britain, discusses the figures of the Norns, and explores the Anglo-Saxon concept of "Wyrd," fate and destiny.
Following the opening chapters, the fairy tale is retold by the author. The book is richly illustrated throughout.
This volume builds off of discussions in previous volumes, but digs deeper into the native spirituality indigenous to Europe.
In this volume we look deeply into spinning goddesses, feminine divinity, and the symbolic meaning behind spinning and weaving in European spirituality in relation to life force, creation of life, and fate/destiny.
This volume culminates with an analysis and retelling of two European fairy tales that involve supernatural beings associated with spinning.