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Folk Year is an illustrated almanac of the weird folklore and mythology of Britain and Ireland told through the turning seasons of the Celtic Year.

There was a time in our not-so-distant past when a good harvest could mean the difference between life and death, when a cold winter could be deadly, and when the arrival of spring meant more than wearing a light jacket. These were times of ritual and sacrifice, of appeasing the powerful and mysterious forces beyond to ensure your survival.

Ritual dance, animal sacrifice, old Gods and magical spirits. Our pagan roots are not so deeply buried if you look closely.

This book is the culmination of author-illustrator Johnny Greenteeth's lifelong fascination with mythology and folklore. Featuring a collection of over 100 vibrant illustrations, Folk Year provides an absorbing exploration of the seasonal folklore of these strange islands. From Celtic festivals to Gaelic Gods, from Anglo-Saxon plant-lore to Cornish pixies – there's magic to be found in the soil, in the sun, in the swaying leaves of the trees…

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Folk Year: An Almanac of Seasonal Folklore

Johnny Greenteeth
Status: Being funded
Publication date: TBC
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Folk Year is an illustrated almanac of the weird folklore and mythology of Britain and Ireland told through the turning seasons of the Celtic Year.

There was a time in our not-so-distant past when a good harvest could mean the difference between life and death, when a cold winter could be deadly, and when the arrival of spring meant more than wearing a light jacket. These were times of ritual and sacrifice, of appeasing the powerful and mysterious forces beyond to ensure your survival.

Ritual dance, animal sacrifice, old Gods and magical spirits. Our pagan roots are not so deeply buried if you look closely.

This book is the culmination of author-illustrator Johnny Greenteeth's lifelong fascination with mythology and folklore. Featuring a collection of over 100 vibrant illustrations, Folk Year provides an absorbing exploration of the seasonal folklore of these strange islands. From Celtic festivals to Gaelic Gods, from Anglo-Saxon plant-lore to Cornish pixies – there's magic to be found in the soil, in the sun, in the swaying leaves of the trees…

If you take myth and folklore, and these things that speak in symbols, they can be interpreted in so many ways that although the actual image is clear enough, the interpretation is infinitely blurred, a sort of enormous rainbow of every possible colour you could imagine.
Diana Wynne Jones

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