Hind Horn

Illustration of a scene from "Hind Horn" by Arthur Rackham

Traditional English and Scottish folk ballad.

- Hind Horn
Illustration of a scene from "Hind Horn" by Arthur Rackham

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King Horn

Middle English chivalric romance dating back to the middle of the thirteenth century.

Middle English chivalric romance dating back to the middle of the thirteenth century.

Yvain fighting Gawain in order to regain the love of his lady Laudine. Medieval illumination from Chrétien de Troyes's romance, Yvain, le Chevalier au Lion

Hind Horn, Child ballad 18, contains the story, distilled to the climax.

The fictional "One Ring" from The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings. In these works, the ring makes the wearer invisible.

Magic ring

Fictional piece of jewelry, usually a finger ring, that is purported to have supernatural properties or powers.

Fictional piece of jewelry, usually a finger ring, that is purported to have supernatural properties or powers.

The fictional "One Ring" from The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings. In these works, the ring makes the wearer invisible.
A Queen takes a magic ring from a fish's mouth.
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In this scene from Götterdämmerung, Siegfried tells the Rhinemaidens: "If you threaten my life, hardly you'll win from my hand the ring".

The Scottish ballads Hind Horn and Bonny Bee Hom both include a magic ring that turns pale when the person who received it has lost the person who gave it.

The 1904 Houghton Mifflin edition of Child's English and Scottish Popular Ballads

Bonny Bee Hom

Child ballad 92.

Child ballad 92.

The 1904 Houghton Mifflin edition of Child's English and Scottish Popular Ballads

The magic ring is found also in the ballad "Hind Horn".

The 1904 Houghton Mifflin edition of Child's English and Scottish Popular Ballads

The Whummil Bore

Child ballad 27.

Child ballad 27.

The 1904 Houghton Mifflin edition of Child's English and Scottish Popular Ballads

"Hind Horn" appears to contain a stanza from it.

Volumes 1-10 of The Harvard Classics (Southwark edition)

Harvard Classics

50-volume series of classic works of world literature, important speeches, and historical documents compiled and edited by Harvard University President Charles W. Eliot.

50-volume series of classic works of world literature, important speeches, and historical documents compiled and edited by Harvard University President Charles W. Eliot.

Volumes 1-10 of The Harvard Classics (Southwark edition)
Example advertisement for The Harvard Classics showing mail-in coupon, p.2, Collier's, November 19, 1910
Eliot's letter describing the selection process in a letter to the editor, p.7, Collier's, July 24, 1909
Testimony from Robert J. Collier and John F. Oltroggege, NY Supreme Court, Oct 21, 1910 (Appelate Division-First Department), in Collier V Jones, ps. 39, 45, 60
advertisement in 1910 of the Renaissance edition of The Harvard Classics, Collier's, December 3, 1910
advertisement in 1918 of the (new) Cambridge edition of The Harvard Classics, Collier's, November 30, 1918 (printed in slight variations for many years in both hardboard and fabrikoid bindings)

"Hind Horn"

Ballads and Candles

Album by Maddy Prior.

Album by Maddy Prior.

9) Hind Horn (Trad)

Steve Roud, creator of the Roud Folk Song Index, speaking about The Full English website at Clare College, Cambridge in March 2014.

List of folk songs by Roud number

List of songs by their Roud Folk Song Index number; the full catalogue can also be found on the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library website.

List of songs by their Roud Folk Song Index number; the full catalogue can also be found on the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library website.

Steve Roud, creator of the Roud Folk Song Index, speaking about The Full English website at Clare College, Cambridge in March 2014.

28) "Hind Horn" (Child 17)