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- F+W Media 2013; US$ 15.99
Explore the fascinating myths of Greek and Roman civilizations The tales of gods and heroes are often turned into tedious discourse that even Ovid would reject. This easy-to-read guide cuts out the boring details, and instead, provides you with a thrilling lesson in classic mythology. From the heights of Mt. Olympus to the depths of the Underworld,... 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...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2013; US$ 26.99
Myth is oral, collective, sacred, and timeless. Fantasy is a modern literary mode and a popular entertainment. Yet the two have always been inextricably intertwined. Stories about Stories examines fantasy as an arena in which different ways of understanding myth compete and new relationships with myth are worked out. The book offers a comprehensive... more...
- Profile 2013; US$ 15.98
Rogerson's Book of Numbers is a deceptively simple list of virtues, spiritual attributes, gods, devils, sacred cities, dominions, powers, heroes, saints and symbols. It provides a dazzling mass of information for those intrigued by the many roles numbers play - not only in mathematics and science, but also in poetry, in the hierarchies of heaven... more...
- Profile 2013; US$ 30.38
Elegant and entertaining, this is the history of the most vibrant characters in classical civilisation. With their vast appetites, great beauty, and warlike tendencies, it's hard to resist their pull on the imagination - even though, in antiquity, the gods of Olympus were just as often seen as cruel, over-sexed, mad, or just plain silly. And yet... more...
- Hay House, Inc. 2013; US$ 24.95
Returning to the Lakota Way immerses us once again in the world of the Lakota Sioux through the beautiful storytelling and deep insight of Joseph Marshalls writing. Relaying traditional tales that have been passed down over generations, Marshall takes us on an inspiring journey that will help us better understand the world around us and our place... more...
- The History Press 2013; US$ 14.57
How long has a corpse been staring out at passengers on the tube? Was London Bridge really shipped abroad by an American thinking he'd bought Tower Bridge? Did the Queen really mix with the crowds as a princess on VE Day? And did Hitler actually want to live in Balham? Urban legends are the funny, frightened and fierce folklore people share. Just... 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 141.00
The Mary Poppins that many people know of today--a stern, but sweet, loveable, and reassuring British nanny--is a far cry from the character created by Pamela Lyndon Travers in the 1930's. Instead, this is the Mary Poppins reinvented by Disney in the eponymous movie. This book sheds light on the original Mary Poppins, Myth, Symbol, and Meaning... more...
- Overlook 2013; US$ 12.99
The legend of King Arthur has been told and retold for centuries. As the king who united a nation, his is the story of England itself. But what if Arthur wasn't English at all? As writer and activist Adam Ardrey discovered, the reason historians have had little success identifying the historical Arthur may be incredibly simple: He wasn't an Englishman... more...