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World flutelore : folktales, myths, and other stories of magical flute power / Dale A. Olsen.

Author/Creator:
Olsen, Dale A. (Dale Alan), author.
Other Title:
Folktales, myths, and other stories of magical flute power
Publication:
Urbana, [Illinois] : University of Illinois Press, 2014.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (265 p.)
Subjects:
Flute -- History.
Flute -- Folklore.
Flute in literature.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
In many places around the world, flutes and the sounds of flutes are powerful magical forces for seduction and love, protection, vegetal and human fertility, birth and death, and other aspects of human and non-human behaviour. This book explores the cultural significance of flutes, flute playing, and flute players from around the world as interpreted from folktales, myths, and other stories - in a word, 'flutelore'.
Contents:
Flute types and stereotypes
The making of world flutes
Flutes that talk
Flutes and gender roles
Flutes, sexuality, and love magic
Flutes and the animal kingdom
Flutes and nature
Flutes origin myths and flute-playing heroes
Flutes and protective power
Flutes and death
Flutes and unethical/ethical behavior
Religious status of flutes
Socioreligious status of flute musicians
The aesthetics and power of flute sounds, timbres, and sonic textures.
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Description based on print verison record.
ISBN:
0-252-09514-6
OCLC:
886946922
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