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Herba Mythica

By Xanthe Gresham-Knight

9781803995724

ISBN: 9781803995724

Published: 23-05-2024


Herba Mythica

By Xanthe Gresham-Knight

ISBN: 9781803995724

Published: 23-05-2024

About This Book

Herba Mythica is a compendium of myths, legends and folk tales celebrating the power of herbs and plants. A range of different contributors from across the world of storytelling have come together to tell these ancient stories, here gathered in one special volume beautifully illustrated by Sherry Robinson and edited by Xanthe Gresham-Knight.

From the potions of Medea to the intoxicant pinecones of Dionysus, plants have been used to enchant and heal since the beginning of time. Deities embody wind, wave, earth and sky. Herbs and plants allow us to ingest that energy of the gods. Seeds are carried on the wind or carefully cultivated. Similarly, myths find their soil in the psyche and take root. The result is always flowers and fruits.

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