The Key to Mythic Victoria by Linda Foubister

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Victoria, the capital city of British Columbia, has been described as a paradise. "The Key to Mythic Victoria" unlocks the secret to deciphering the identity of this island town. Its myths and the symbols are profiled to reveal a context that serves to re-enchant the landscape.

From the distant past when Hayls the Transformer changed the landscape through the more recent past when explorers searched for the mythical Straits of Anián and discovered southern Vancouver Island to the present day, the myths surrounding Victoria bring it to life in the imaginations of the people.

The book tells about the cryptic Cadborosaurus, the Vancouver Island Mermaid, the reflecting pool at Mystic Vale, the fairy tale castles and the symbols from the Victorian era - plainly in sight but unseen - and over 50 more mythic tales.
 

About Linda Foubister

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Linda Foubister searched for the myths and symbols of the island town of Victoria, B.C. and found them in abundance. This is Foubister's second book on mythology. Her first book, "Goddess in the Grass: Serpentine Mythology and the Great Goddess," is available as an ebook. As a writer, researcher and public speaker, Foubister is interested in the interplay between mythology and popular culture. Her works include articles in community magazines, encyclopedias, ezines and anthologies. She lives in Victoria, BC.
 
Published March 9, 2013 by Spirrea Publishing. 227 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, History. Non-fiction

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