Journal of Mythic Arts — Autumn 2005 Issue — Endicott Studio

Editors: Terri Windling
and Midori Snyder
Book Reviewers: Helen Pilinovsky
and Elizabeth Genco

(top) Vertumnus by Giuseppe Arcimboldo
(middle) Goblin Fruit by Oliver Hunter(middle) Windfalls by Arthur Rackham
(bottom) Fairy Gardeners by Alan Lee

Letter from the Editor’s Desk
“In a Harvest Feast of offerings, we’re looking at food in myth and legend, and at the magical marketplaces where goblin fruits are sold . . .”

The Reading Room

The Lore of Simple Things: Milk, Honey and Bread in Myth and Legend
by Ari Berk
“Here are three foods ancient and primal: one given, one found, one formed. Milk, honey and bread. Bon appetit.”

Rates of (Ex)Change: The Goblin Market and Voodoo Accounting
by Helen Pilinovsky
“We must not look at goblin men, / We must not buy their fruits: / Who knows upon what soil they feed their hungry thirsty roots?”

The Boy Who Was Born Wrapped in Barbed Wire
a new story by Christopher Barzak
“Bumblebees shouldn’t be able to fly,&#8221 said the beekeeper, closing the lid on the hive. “Their bodies are so large and their wings so small, they shouldn’t be able to lift themselves into the air, but somehow they do. They fly.”

The Gallery

The Mage of Muse Hill
art from the magical world of Oliver Hunter

The Crossroads: Mixed Media

In Praise of the Cook
by Midori Snyder
“Outside the storms raged, but inside, in the warmth of the kitchen, my father was committing an act of sorcery on fresh tomatoes.”

The Coffeehouse: Poetry

Journeybread Recipe
by Lawrence Schimel

The White Snake
by Joseph Stanton

by Joseph Stanton

Gretel Wises Up
by Nan Fry

by Nan Fry

From Persephone’s Letters
to Demeter

by Nan Fry

Shirt of Nettles, House of Thorns
by Nathalie F. Andersen

by Mark Yakich