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Faeries and Little People? A folklorist examines all the possibilities
Tuesday, July 24, 2012  6:21:00 PM

by Gary R Varner



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Gary R. Varner, author of Creatures in the Mist, The Mythic Forest and Ancient Footprints-Cultural Diffusion in Pre-Columbian America presents an examinatiion of faery lore and the continued sightings of these creatures around the world.

Faeries, trolls, goblins--are these simply creatures of age old stories or are they much more? Legends of these Little People are universal across time, geography and cultures. Are the origins of these stories connected to a real race of tiny humans such as those found on the Indonesian island of Flores or to some other ancient and unknown cause? Sightings of these creatures continue to be reported in our modern time from Europe and Russia to North Carolina and California. Are these reports the result of mis-identification or hallucination or are we in fact sharing the world with a number of beings from a lost age? The Folklore of Faeries, Elves & Little People - A Study of a Cultural Phenomenon looks cross-culturally at the history and folklore of these creatures as well as current areas said to be frequented or inhabited by them and gives possible explanations for the continued belief in their existence. Illustrated
The Folklore of Faeries, Elves & Little People

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Monsters in Stone - 2/24/2015 7:10:00 AM

Review by author Darrell Pursiful of Creatures in the Mist - 5/21/2014 3:03:00 PM

Folklorist's second book on Ethiopia released - 3/12/2014 2:26:00 PM

New Website - 1/26/2014 6:52:00 AM

New Review of Gargoyles, Grotesques and Green Men - 2/21/2013 1:59:00 PM

Remembrances of the Dead--Graveyard Art & Symbolism released - 1/28/2013 6:52:00 PM

Cemetery Art published in Horror Zine - 12/26/2012 7:19:00 PM

Portals to Other Realms: Cup-Marked Stones and Prehistoric Rock Carvings - 10/31/2012 6:51:00 PM

Architectural Symbolism Explored by Folklorist - 8/10/2012 7:05:00 PM

Kindle edition of Hecate - The Witches Goddess on Sale for Limited Time - 6/28/2012 1:51:00 PM

New book on Ethiopia now available - 6/15/2012 8:27:00 PM

Folklorist Interviewed on CBS 31 Sacramento - 5/26/2012 5:58:00 PM

Folklorist to Appear on the History Channel - 3/7/2012 8:01:00 PM

Green Man article to be reprinted by award winning newspaper - 4/6/2011 5:33:00 PM

Hecate The Witches Goddess now on Kindle - 12/11/2010 4:45:00 PM

Water from the Sacred Well Now Available - 11/19/2010 6:14:00 PM

Book News from Gary R. Varner - 10/19/2010 5:34:00 PM

New Gargoyles & Grotesques 18 month Calendar from Gary R. Varner - 9/5/2010 3:48:00 PM

Ghosts, Spirits & the Afterlife in Native American Folklore and Religion - 8/7/2010 3:25:00 PM

Gary R. Varner's Second interview with TheoFantastique - 6/7/2010 7:00:00 AM

Gary R. Varner Interviewed by TheoFantastique - 5/18/2010 5:55:00 PM

Patricia Della-Piana, author of Aradia Retold, reviews Charles G. Leland - - 3/30/2010 11:35:00 AM

Folklorist Releases Two New Books - 3/9/2010 12:26:00 PM

The Owens Valley Paiute-A Cultural History now available on Kindle - 12/20/2009 9:37:00 AM

New Book on an Ancient Culture Released - 8/23/2009 2:46:00 PM

Folklorist Gary R. Varner Interviewed on Australia's #1 Alternative Radio - 7/5/2009 11:13:00 AM

Pre-Historic Rock Art of California - 6/15/2009 7:25:00 PM

2nd Review of Charles G. Leland: The Man & the Myth by Ghost Writer Review - 5/4/2009 12:18:00 PM

Sacred Wells to be reissued by Algora Publishing - 1/13/2009 7:57:00 PM

The Ghostwriter Review reviews Charles G. Leland - The Man & the Myth - 11/25/2008 8:17:00 PM

New Review of Hecate: The Witches Goddess - 7/16/2008 5:20:00 PM

Gods of Man available for advance orders from Amazon.com - 1/7/2008 6:00:00 PM

Mysteries of Native American Myth & Religion Available from Amazon.com - 9/5/2007 3:27:00 PM

Creatures in the Mist Now Available in Hardcover - 4/7/2007 11:13:00 AM

"Creatures in the Mist"--A new look at ancient myths and mythic creatures - 3/29/2007 8:52:00 AM

New Book on Witchcraft and The Continuing Witch Hunts Published - 2/19/2007 6:55:00 PM

Strangely Wrought Creatures of Life & Death Released  - 11/9/2006 3:37:00 PM

New Painter of Mythic Art Opens Shop - 10/28/2006 4:22:00 PM

The Mythic Forest, the Green Man and the Spirit of Nature Now in Hardcover - 6/12/2006 10:33:00 AM

Creatures in the Mist” by Gary R. Varner signed with Algora Publishing - 4/22/2006 2:07:00 PM

Gary R. Varner's Interview on What a World Radio Postponed - 12/30/2005 9:18:00 PM

The Druid Network Review of "Menhirs, Dolmen and Circles of Stone" - 7/21/2005 7:56:00 PM

Circle Magazine Publishes Article by Gary R. Varner - 5/25/2005 8:44:00 PM

New Contract Signed for Green Man Book by Gary R. Varner - 5/11/2005 5:05:00 PM

Folklorist/writer Gary R. Varner to Appear at the 2005 Wordstock Book Fair - 3/24/2005 9:45:00 AM

New Book on the Folklore of Sacred Waters to be Released January 1, 2005 - 11/14/2004 10:43:00 AM

New Book on Folklore Featured at the 2004 Frankfurt Book Fair - 10/10/2004 8:53:00 PM

Newest Book by Gary R. Varner on the Folklore of Sacred Stones to be Released Oct. 1, 2004 - 9/21/2004 1:27:00 PM

Gary R. Varner on New Age Journal Chat Once Again! - 3/9/2004 8:02:00 AM

Join Gary R. Varner in the Rescheduled Authors Chat on February 25th, 2004 - 2/13/2004 8:28:00 PM

Contracts signed for two new books by Gary R. Varner - 2/9/2004 8:09:00 AM

Join Gary R. Varner in a Chat at http://www.New-Age-Books.com - 1/15/2004 3:30:00 PM

Sign up for an advance notice for Water of Life--Water of Death by Gary R. Varner - 8/13/2003 2:42:00 PM

Sacred Wells Reviewed by the Druid Network - 7/7/2003 10:28:00 AM

Sacred Wells" Now Available in Ebook Form from Publish America - 5/22/2003 3:10:00 PM

Essays in Contemporary Paganism Reviewed by the Book Review Cafe - 5/18/2003 8:11:00 PM

Essays in Contemporary Paganism Reviewed by the Pagan Review of Books - 12/30/2002 8:04:00 AM

Pagan Writer Gary R. Varner Chosen for Inclusion in the 2003 Who's Who In America - 9/12/2002 11:02:00 AM

Sacred Wells Now Available - 7/23/2002 9:41:00 AM

Pagan Writer Awarded Outstanding Author Award - 6/14/2002 8:43:00 PM

Pagan Writer Nominated for Inclusion in the 2003 Who's Who in America - 3/25/2002 9:10:00 AM

Do You Dream About the Archetypes? - 2/25/2002 9:58:00 AM

New Cover Coming For Essays in Contemporary Paganism - 1/17/2002 5:33:00 PM

Contract Signed for Publication of SACRED WELLS - 1/17/2002 5:20:00 PM

The Face of Cernunnos Published by Circle Magazine - 10/26/2001 12:09:00 PM


Books by
Gary R Varner



Monsters in Stone - Kentucky's Gargoyles, Grotesques and Green Men

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Creatures in the Mist: Little People, Wild Men and Spirit Beings

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The Ancient Religion and Beliefs of Ethiopia

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Ghosts, Spirits & the Afterlife in Native American Folklore and Religion

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Gargoyles, Grotesques & Green Men: Ancient Symbolism in European...

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Portals to Other Realms: Cup-Marked Stones and Prehistoric Rock Carvings

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Remembrances of the Dead - Graveyard Art & Symbolism

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