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- Lexington Books 2013; US$ 74.99
In Wisdom and Initiation in Gabon, Bonaventure Mvé Ondo argues that Fang tales, myths, and legends are components of the foundation of a worldview that sustains and protects a unique, historical Fang identity. The lessons transmitted from generation to generation by these marvelous stories are, Mvé Ondo argues, central to living lives that reflect... more...
- The History Press 2013; US$ 14.57
Roscommon has a rich heritage of myths and legends which is uniquely captured in this collection of traditional tales from across the county. Here you will find tales of Queen Maeve, the famous warrior queen who had a home in Roscommon and the legend of the Giant Leabaigh's Rock, along with stories of witches, hags, ghosts and fairies. In a vivid... more...
- University Press of Mississippi 2013; US$ 137.50
Before the innovative work of Zora Neale Hurston, folklorists from the Hampton Institute collected, studied, and wrote about African American folklore. Like Hurston, these folklorists worked within but also beyond the bounds of white mainstream institutions. They often called into question the meaning of the very folklore projects in which they were... more...
- Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 30.95
The burnt-red badlands of Montana's Hell Creek are a vast graveyard of the Cretaceous dinosaurs that lived 68 million years ago. Those hills were, much later, also home to the Sioux, the Crows, and the Blackfeet, the first people to encounter the dinosaur fossils exposed by the elements. What did Native Americans make of these stone skeletons, and... more...
- Reaktion Books 2013; US$ 24.95
From Ovid’s Lycaon to Professor Lupin, from Teen Wolf to An American Werewolf in Paris , the lycanthrope, or werewolf, comes to us frequently on the page and the silver screen. These interpretations often display lycanthropy as a curse, with the afflicted person becoming an uncontrollable, feral beast during every full moon. But this is just... more...
- Reaktion Books 2013; US$ 39.00
Fire-breathing dragons, beautiful mermaids, majestic unicorns, terrifying three-headed dogs—these fantastic creatures have long excited our imagination. Medieval authors placed them in the borders of manuscripts as markers of the boundaries of our understanding. Tales from around the world place these beasts in deserts, deep woods, remote... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2013; US$ 18.99
The White Goddess is perhaps the finest of Robert Graves's works on the psychological and mythological sources of poetry. In this tapestry of poetic and religious scholarship, Graves explores the stories behind the earliest of European deities?the White Goddess of Birth, Love, and Death?who was worshipped under countless titles. He also uncovers... more...
- Educational Services 2013; US$ 24.95
The stories were gathered from the Serahulay, Wollof, Mandingo and Fula people of Gambia. The the themes in the nine stories contained in this Volume surround arranged marriages, polygamy and the lives of young girls in general. more...