Treasury of Folklore: Seas & Rivers
By Dee Dee Chainey (Author)
Folklore of the sea and rivers has a resonance in cultures all over the world. Watery hopes, fears, and dreams are shared by all peoples where rivers flow and waves crash. From English sailor superstitions to shapeshifting pink dolphins of the Amazon, from monsters of the deep, to Scylla and Charybdis and waterfall folklore. The book covers the tales of the bunyip from Australian billabongs, the water horses of the Scottish lochs, and the monstrous mhalla that lurk in Maltese wells. It isn't all rooted in the past—they also tell modern-day urban legends such as the ghost passengers that appeared in Japan after the 2011 tsunami. In this beautifully illustrated book with stunning woodcuts, authors Dee Dee Chainey and Willow Winsham tell tales of mermaids, selkies, and sirens; of ghostly ships, the fountains of youth, and the demigod Maui.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)
Dee Dee Chainey is an archaeologist by training and cofounder of Folklore Thursday. Folklore Thursday is a popular website and Twitter account that brings fascinating legends and tales from all corners of the globe to its followers every Thursday. The Twitter account (@FolkloreThurs) has 42.7K followers, and the weekly hashtag #FolkloreThursday reaches the top trends on Twitter nearly every week. The Folklore Thursday website averages 30K views a month and has endorsements from Robert MacFarlane, director Guillermo del Toro, and Melissa Harrison (author of All Among the Barley). Her personal account, @DeeDeeChainey, has 13.7K followers. Dee Dee Chainey is the author of A Treasury of British Folklore.