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Author Varner, Gary R.

Title Sacred wells : a study in the history, meaning, and mythology of holy wells and waters / Gary R. Varner.

Publication Info. New York : Algora Pub., 2009.


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Edition 2nd ed.
Description 1 online resource (xvii, 188 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The sacred well in ancient history -- Spotlight on sacred wells -- Sacred wells- holy trees -- Wells and votive offerings -- Myths and legends -- Healing wells and springs -- Ancient and contemporary rituals observed at holy wells -- An historical perspective on holy wells -- Holy wells and divine apparitions -- Holy wells in today's world -- Place names and the danger of language -- What makes healing water heal? -- Gazetteer -- Resources.
Summary Sacred Wells is an in depth study of springs, wells and waters that have been venerated from California to Cornwall, Russia to Australia. Tales of faeries, black hounds, hauntings and miraculous cures are explored. Many of these sites are still locations for religious festivals and ritual, unchanging for hundreds of years. The book is illustrated with photos taken by the author.
Note Print version record.
Subject Holy wells.
Holy water.
RELIGION -- Sexuality & Gender Studies.
Holy water. (OCoLC)fst00959045
Holy wells. (OCoLC)fst00959047
Other Form: Print version: Varner, Gary R. Sacred wells. 2nd ed. New York : Algora Pub., 2009 9780875867175 0875867170 (DLC) 2009011274 (OCoLC)316327263
ISBN 9780875867199 (electronic bk.)
0875867197 (electronic bk.)
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