Jean Lang (1857-1932) was a writer and folklorist. The main fields of her interests were ancient mythology and legends, their origins and changing over time. In her opinion, the mythologies of east and west could have had the same roots: the ancient people of the west and of the east were encountering similar phenomena throughout history, leaving marks on their cultures, shaped and developed them. A Book of Myths (1914) is one of the most know works of Jeanie Lang, as well as Stories of the Border Marches (1916).
The Ghost That Danced At Jethart takes place in XIII century Scotland. The story follows Alexander the Third, the King of Peace. Despite all his virtues and merits, he had no wife and no children. The only heir to the crown was a two year old girl, king’s granddaughter. But the country wanted a man, not a maid, to take its throne in the future. People wanted its king to have a worthy heir.