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Portrait Painter to the Fairies: Brian Froud, Endicott Studio for Mythic Arts 3

The Froud family’s thatch–roof farmhouse sits buried in ivy down a quiet country lane in Devon, and its old front door (with a goblin door–knocker) is a doorway into Faerieland.Inside is the kind of enchanted house one usually finds only in fantasy books: full of carved medieval furniture, Pre–Raphaelite fabrics, costumes, masks, old books, puppets, […]

Familiar Birds (Continued)

by Karen Joy Fowler The year I turned fifteen was the only year Daisy ever came to stay with us. She came just after Christmas, just about the time she started showing. She refused to say who the father was, but probably some tourist boy, her parents guessed, because of the timing. It was a […]

Fable

by Mark Yakich Once upon a time there was a lonely fox; she was lonelier than a wooden rowboat in a field. She happened to come to a hill, and fell in love with the first wolf she saw. Already she loved its long lashes and its freckled wrinkles, but the eyes stopped her. Apart […]

Wolf’s Heart (Continued)

Now a hunter, who was hunting in the wood, heard Thorn’s cries, and found the boy, with the wolf at his throat, at the door of the woodcutter’s cottage at the edge of the wood. Seizing the woodcutter’s axe, the hunter cut the wolf open, and Thistle sprang out alive. And the hunter took the […]

Journal of Mythic Arts — Farewell Issue 2008 Issue — Endicott Studio 2

Editors: Terri Windling and Midori SnyderAssistant editor: Jamie BluthBook Reviewers: Kathleen Chen and Elizabeth Genco Art on this page:Star Quilt by Jeanie Tomanek Letter from the Editor’s Desk“Welcome to our Farewell Issue issue . .” The Reading Room: Nonfiction Into the Woods: On British Forests, Myth and Nowby Ruth Padel“The ancient forests of Northern Europe were the […]

One Word from You, One from Me

The Song of the Sampo in Finnish Myth and Lore by Ari Berk sketches for Canto 1 of the Great Kalevalaby Aksel Gallen-Kallela Shall I start to singShall I begin to reciteWith a good man as a partnerTwo who grew up together?Come, let us put hand in handAnd finger in finger-gapEach grip in the other’s […]

Journal of Mythic Arts — Summer 2005 Issue — Endicott Studio

Editors: Terri Windling and Midori SnyderBook Reviewers: Helen Pilinovsky and Elizabeth GencoWeb Consultant: Jim Otepka Art:(top) Man in the Maze by Bartolomeo Veneto(middle) White Rabbit by Sir John Tenniel andThe Righteous Man Pursued by a Devil by Clive Hicks–Jenkins(bottom) Hunter by Linda Iltis Letter from the Editor’s Desk“Artists draw upon ancient symbols, patterns, and designs […]

My Shadow (Continued)

That first summer before college started my mother let me stay home and go to the library every day, just as I wanted. I planned to work my way alphabetically through the library’s three rooms. I’d start in Non-Fiction, move my way to Adult, and finish in Reference. If there was still time before September, […]

Madness, Shapechanging, and Art in Terri Windling’s The Wood Wife

by Niko Silvester with art by Brian Froud Introduction In popular thought, if not always in fact, shamanism is associated with altered states of consciousness and borderline madness, with shapechanging and otherworldly journeys, with creativity and genius. Terri Windling’s novel The Wood Wife weaves these elements into the story of a woman who meets spirits […]

Healing the Wounded Wild (Continued) 2

by Kim Antieau The story of "Silver Hands" repulsed me for many years. I could not understand how the young woman — let’s call her Silvia— could offer herself up to the devil just so her father could keep his riches. How could she willingly hold out her hands for her father to chop off? […]