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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...
- 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
Antrim has a rich heritage of myths and legends which is uniquely captured in this collection of traditional tales from across the country. Here you will find tales of the traditional rural ways of life among the residents of Antrim, their customs and superstitions, alongside stories of legendary heroes, faeries, witches and ghostly goings-on. In... 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 Colorado 2013; US$ 20.00
Folklore Rules is a brief introduction to the foundational concepts in folklore studies for beginning students. Designed to give essential background on the current study of folklore and some of the basic concepts and questions used when analyzing folklore, this short, coherent, and approachable handbook is divided into five chapters: What Is Folklore?;... more...
- Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 39.50
It has often been claimed that "monsters"--supernatural creatures with bodies composed from multiple species--play a significant part in the thought and imagery of all people from all times. The Origins of Monsters advances an alternative view. Composite figurations are intriguingly rare and isolated in the art of the prehistoric era. Instead it... more...
- Luath Press Ltd 2013; US$ 9.32
Lord Cockburn, Victorian defender of Edinburgh?s beauties, describes Calton Hill as ‘the Glory of Edinburgh?. ‘It presents us,? enthused Cockburn,‘with the finest prospects both of its vicinity and the city… it is adorned by beautiful buildings dedicated to science and to the memory of distinguished men.? Following on from the success of Arthur?s... more...
- Andrews UK 2013; US$ 6.99
Elf and salamander, angel, unicorn and werewolf. These and many others are beings of the spirit world that play an essential role in the practice and rituals of the Craft. They are all here in this eye-opening book, described with clear guidance on how to bring them into your life (or avoid them!) with candles, crystals and spell-weaving. 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...
- NYU Press 2013; US$ 89.00
Scheherazade’s Children gathers together leading scholars to explore the reverberations of the tales of the Arabian Nights across a startlingly wide and transnational range of cultural endeavors. The contributors, drawn from a wide array of disciplines, extend their inquiries into the book’s metamorphoses on stage and screen as well as... more...