An Inquiry into the Origin of Certain Letters, Words, Names, Fairy Tales, Folklore, and Mythologies. Bayley spent years gathering knowledge of symbols and emblems from many different areas. He has a scholarly command over mythology, folklore, religious texts, and fairy tales from around the world that shows clearly how and why important symbols were used. Stories are often cross-referenced, showing how other diverse cultures from around the world had similar tales. A gold mine for any serious researcher, reveals knowledge that would otherwise have remained lost or misunderstood. Paperback , ISBN 9781585090709 , 6 x 9 , 384 pp.