THE FAIRY MYTHOLOGY

Illustrative of the Romance and Superstition of Various Countries.

by Thomas Keightley

[b. 1789 d. 1872.]

London, H. G. Bohn, 1870


Preface
Introduction

Oriental Romance
Persian Romance
The Peri-Wife
Arabian Romance

Middle-Age Romance
Middle-Age Romance

Fairy-Land
Fairy-Land

Spenser's Faerie Queene
Spenser's Faerie Queene

Eddas and Sagas
Eddas and Sagas
The Alfar
The Duergar
Loki and the Dwarf
Thorston and the Dwarf
The Dwarf-Sword Tirfing

Scandanavia
Scandanavia
Elves
Sir Olof in the Elve-Dance
The Elf Woman and Sir Olof
The Young Swain and the Elves
Svend Faelling and the Elle-Maid
The Elle-Maids
Maid Vae
The Elle-Maid near Ebeltoft
Hans Puntleder
Dwarfs or Trolls
Sir Thynnè
Proud Margaret
The Troll Wife
The Altar-Cup in Aagerup
Origin of Tiis Lake
A Farmer tricks a Troll
Skotte in the Fire
The Legend of Bodedys
Kallundborg Church
The Hill-Man invited to the Christening
The Troll turned Cat
Kirsten's Hill
The Troll-Labourer
The Hill-Smith
The Girl at the Troll-Dance
The Changeling
The Tile-Stove jumping over the Brook
Departure of the Trolls from Vendsyssel
Svend Faelling
The Dwarfs' Banquet
Nisses
The Nis Removing
The Penitant Nis
The Nis and the Boy
The Nis stealing Corn
The Nis and the Mare
The Nis Riding
The Nisses in Vosborg
Necks, Merman and Mermaids
The Power of the Harp
Duke Magnus and the Mermaid

Northern Islands
Northern Islands
Iceland
Feroes
Shetland
Gioga's Son
The Mermaid Wife
Orkneys
Isle of Rugen
Adventures of John Dietrich
The Little Glass Shoe
The Wonderful Plough
The Lost Bell
The Black Dwarfs of Granitz

Germany
Germany
Dwarfs
The Hill-Man at the Dance
The Dwarf's Feast
The Friendly Dwarfs
Wedding Feast of the Little People
Smith Riechert
Dwarfs stealing Corn
Journey of Dwarfs over the Mountain
The Dwarfs borrowing Bread
The Changeling
The Dwarf-Husband
Inge of Rantum
The Wild-Women
The Oldenburg Horn
Kobolds
Hinzelmann
Hödeken
King Goldemar
The Heinzelmänchen
Nixes
The Peasant and the Waterman
The Water-Smith
The Working Waterman
The Nix-Labour

Switzerland
Switzerland
Gertrude and Rosy
The Chamois-Hunter
The Dwarfs on the Tree
Curiosity punished
The Rejected Gift
The Wonderful Little Pouch
Aid and Punishment
The Dwarf in search of Lodging

Great Britian
Great Britian
England
The Green Children
The Fairy-Banquet
The Fairy-Horn
The Portunes
The Grant
The Luck of Eden Hall
The Fairy-Fair
The Fairies' Cauldron
The Cauld Lad of Hilton
The Pixy-Labour
Pixy-Vengence
Pixy-Gratitude
The Fairy Thieves
The Boggart
Addlers and Menters
The Fairy-Nursling
The Fairy-Labour
Ainsel and Puck
Scottish Lowlands
The Fairies' Nurse
The Fairy-Rade
The Changeling
Departure of the Fairies
The Brownie

Celts and Cymry
Celts and Cymry
Ireland
Clever Tom and the Leprechaun
The Leprechaun in the Garden
The Three Leprechauns
The Little Shoe
Scottish Highlands
The Fairy's Inquiry
The Young Man in the Shian
The Two Fiddlers
The Fairy-Labour
The Fairy borrowing Oatmeal
The Fairy-Gift
The Stolen Ox
The Stolen Lady
The Changeling
The Wounded Seal
The Brownies
The Urisk
Isle of Man
The Fairy-Chapman
The Fairy-Banquet
The Fairies' Christening
The Fairy-Whipping
The Fairy-Hunt
The Fiddler and the Fairy
The Phynodderee
Wales
Tale of Elidurus
The Tylwyth Teg
The Spirit of the Van
Rhys at the Fairy Dance
Gitto Bach
The Fairies Banished
Brittany
Lai D'Ywenec
Lord Nann and the Korrigan
The Dance and Song of the Korred
Southern Europe
Greece
Italy
Spain
The Daughter of Peter de Cabinam
Origin of the House of Haro
La Infantina
Pepito el Corcovado
France
Legend of Melusina

Eastern Europe
Eastern Europe
Finns
Slaves
Vilas
Deer and Vila

Africans, Jews, etc.
Africans, Jews, etc.
Africans
Jews
The Broken Oaths
The Moohel
The Mazik-Ass

Conclusion

Appendices
The Harvest Dinner
The Young Piper
The Soul Cages
Barry of Cairn Thierna
Aileen a Roon
Rousseau's Dream
Alexander Selkirk's Dream
A Moonlight Scene
Lines Written in a Lady's Album
To Amanda
Lines
A Farewell
Verses
Father Cuddy's Song
The Praises of Mazenderan