‘The Weardale Fairies’. Extracted from English Fairy Tales and Legends by Rosalind Kerven, published by Batsford. Illustration by Arthur Rackham, Mary Evans Picture Library.
The Sky World of Native American tradition refers to a parallel celestial universe located in the Sky. It is home to deities such as the Sun, the Moon and Morning Star, but ordinary people can sometimes access it in exceptional and magical circumstances.
An evil magic ring, associated with dwarf and dragon – what a great idea Tolkien had for his books! But he actually borrowed it from ancient Viking legends…
Sexual harassment in Arthurian Legend? Surely not!