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Author Topic: Land Spirits/the Fair Folk questions  (Read 10026 times)
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« Reply #23: October 21, 2010, 03:56:26 pm »

It's also incredibly outdated.  He's got a lot of good data, but again, the theorizing -- including all the scholarly interpretation and apparatus -- should be taken with an enormous pile of salt.

The theories can be problematic, of course, but they always are. It's more of the ethnography that's important. That he actually went and collected folk beliefs is why I suggested it. You can come to your own interpretation of the information he collected.  I definitely should have been a little less brief in my post, but that's what I get for writing in forums late at night Smiley

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