Song of the Sea: Myths, Tales, and Folklore, by Ann Spencer
Softcover in New Condition
Seafaring nations may be miles apart geographically but they share a love of storytelling and singing. Song of the Sea collects the myths, legends, and tunes of sailors the world over. From selkies and salty dogs, chanties and charts, to mermaids and monsters and pirates, there’s a story for everyone.
Sailors are very superstitious: learn which days are lucky for sailing and how to avoid inadvertently causing calamity aboard ship. Discover why a dead sailor stows away for eternity in Davy Jones Locker. Finally, read about the gruesome end that awaited a convicted pirate – after he was hanged for his crimes.