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The Symbolism and Sources of Outlander: The Scottish Fairies, Folklore, Ballads, Magic and Meanings That Inspired the Series

The Symbolism and Sources of Outlander The Scottish Fairies Folklore Ballads Magic and Meanings That Inspired the Series Outlander is much than a television romance about a World War II nurse and a Jacobite soldier in a fetching kilt The series and the massive serial novel on which it is based has been categorized as a

  • Title: The Symbolism and Sources of Outlander: The Scottish Fairies, Folklore, Ballads, Magic and Meanings That Inspired the Series
  • Author: Valerie Estelle Frankel
  • ISBN: 9780786499526
  • Page: 236
  • Format: Paperback
  • Outlander is much than a television romance about a World War II nurse and a Jacobite soldier in a fetching kilt The series and the massive serial novel on which it is based has been categorized as a period drama, adventure saga, military history and fantasy epic Inspired by the Irish legends of Fionn Mac Cumhaill and the prophecies of Brahan Seer, the storyline isOutlander is much than a television romance about a World War II nurse and a Jacobite soldier in a fetching kilt The series and the massive serial novel on which it is based has been categorized as a period drama, adventure saga, military history and fantasy epic Inspired by the Irish legends of Fionn Mac Cumhaill and the prophecies of Brahan Seer, the storyline is filled with mythology and symbolism from around the world, from the Fair Folk and the Loch Ness monster to wendigos, ghosts, zombies and succubae.Literary references abound, from the Bible to the classics, to Shakespeare and the English romantic poets The series is also rich with its own symbolism heather and white roses, the dragonfly in amber, Claire s blue vase and wedding gown, her wedding ring and pearl necklace This book explains the many myths, legends and symbols and literary references found in the series.

    Symbol A symbol is a mark, sign or word that indicates, signifies, or is understood as representing an idea, object, or relationship Symbols allow people to go beyond what is known or seen by creating linkages between otherwise very different concepts and experiences All communication and data processing is achieved through the use of symbols Symbols take the form of words, sounds, gestures Literary Terms and Definitions S Carson Newman College This webpage is for Dr Wheeler s literature students, and it offers introductory survey information concerning the literature of classical China, classical Rome, classical Greece, the Bible as Literature, medieval literature, Renaissance literature, and genre studies. Fleur de lis Designs Symbolism Colors Even the colors can have special meaning in a family crest or coat of arms number symbolism History, Meaning, Facts Britannica Number symbolism, cultural associations including religious, philosophic, and aesthetic with various numbers Humanity has had a love hate relationship with numbers from the earliest times Bones dating from perhaps , years ago show scratch marks that possibly represent the phases of the SYMBOLISM OF COLORS Worship Flags Symbolism of colors We know that God is a God of symbolism The bible is full of symbolism Jesus is the sacrificial lamb Satan is symbolized by a serpent and also spoken of as a roaring lion who roams the earth seeking whom he may devour. Butterfly Symbolism Pure Spirit More Animal Symbolism Butterfly Symbolism Dance Like the Butterfly By Trish Phillips For many, the beginning of the New Year signals a sense of transformation a time to evaluate life in its current state and set goals for manifesting change. Hindu Wisdom Symbolism in Hinduism Hinduism is often labeled as a religion of million gods This misunderstanding arises when people fail to grasp the symbolism of the Hindu pantheon. Deer Symbolism Spirit Animal Totems In general, deer symbolism is often a sign not to be too hard on yourself In other words, you must calm the voice of the self critic and treat yourself with gentleness and understanding Thus, deer meaning prompts you to be yourself and continue along your path. Candles in Catholic Churches awakentoprayer CANDLES THE use of lights as an adjunct to worship goes back to the beginning of the Church, and even farther Among the Jews and in many pagan rites the use of lights had long been looked upon as appropriate in connection with public homage to their God or gods. THE SYMBOLISM OF FREEMASONRY by ALBERT GALLATIN MACKEY Preface Of the various modes of communicating instruction to the uninformed, the masonic student is particularly interested in two namely, the instruction by legends and that by symbols.

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    1. This amazing book was sent to me by the writer, Valerie Estelle Frankel, herself. I am a person who has not long ago delved into the Outlander series. I have read the first book and watched the first season of the series. All the other books are yet to be discovered.I fell in love with Outlander the moment I opened the covers. I was filled with warmth and a beautiful feeling of familiarity. And as that happened I wanted to discover more and more about the mesmerizing world I had discovered. When [...]

    2. Fans of the Outlander series who, like me, will read anything to get just a taste of the books (in between our periodic re-readings of the entire series), will pick up this book just for that taste, and maybe also in hopes of gaining some deeper understanding of the world that Diana Gabaldon has created. In some areas, readers will be rewarded, such as in Frankel's exploration of Caribbean voodoo practices. In other areas, readers will be disappointed by Frankel's lack of exploration. It's terri [...]

    3. I am an avid Outlander fan of both the books and the TV series, so when I saw this book advertised I knew I just had to have a copy. I was utterly thrilled when I won a copy through Library Thing and looked forward to its arrival. I was definitely not disappointed. What a wonderful addition to my collection of "All Things Outlander" and a definite compliment to Diana Gabaldon's books. It is laid out well, very informative, and thorough. I enjoyed the book very much and will treasure it. I'm sure [...]

    4. Outstanding analysis! I wondered if Frankel would tread on Diana Gabaldon's toes by writing about the fantasy/historical fiction/romance author's sources. After all, Gabaldon had already written The Outlandish Companion. No, not at all. Instead, Frankel has contributed a literary analysis that positions Gabaldon where she belongs among great writers. I would recommend this book to fans of Gabaldon and to those who would like to improve their own writing.

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