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  • Intoxication in Mythologyby Ernest L. Abel

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2006; US$ 35.00

    Myths from the ancient world usually have some supernatural element, a component often generated from a particular intoxicant. These substances promoted a variety of states including possession by the gods, liberation of the soul or a communion with the spirit world. From Acan, the Mayan god of intoxicating drinks, to Zagreus, the first incarnation... more...

  • Both Sides of the Borderby Francis Edward Abernathy

    University of North Texas Press 2004; US$ 23.96

    Texas' songs, tales, and traditions have lived and prospered on the other sides of Texas borders at one time or another before they crossed the rivers. "Both Sides of the Border" contains something foreveryone interested in Texas folklore. more...

  • Curiosities of Superstitionby W. H. Davenport Adams

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 4.99

    Interested in learning more about the religious rites, beliefs and practices of different cultures around the world? Check out W. H. Davenport Adams' Curiosities of Superstition. This important early work of comparative religious study highlights similarities and differences of sacred practices throughout history and around the globe. more...

  • Myths, Symbols and Legends of Solar System Bodiesby Rachel Alexander

    Springer New York 2014; US$ 39.99

    This practical amateur astronomer?s guide incorporates the mythology concerning our Solar System ? the Sun, the planets and their moons ? into astronomy and explores astronomical, etymological, philosophical, and semiotic connections with astromythology. more...

  • Seven Swabians, and Other German Folktales, Theby Anna Altmann

    ABC-CLIO 2005; US$ 40.00

    Using primary German-language sources, Altmann has gleaned a wonderful assortment of authentic tales to enchant and educate audiences of all ages. The stories are organized in four sections: Animal stories, Comic tales, Fairy tales, and Local legends. Background information on the stories, a description of German life during the 19th century, color... more...

  • Tales, Then and Now: More Folktales As Literary Fictions for Young Adultsby Anna Altmann; Gail de Vos

    ABC-CLIO 2001; US$ 42.00

    Altmann and de Vos are back with more great ideas for exploring contemporary reworkings of classic folk and fairy tales that appeal to teen readers. If you loved New Tales for Old (Libraries Unlimited, 1999), this new work will be sure to please. Following the same format, each story includes tale type numbers, motifs, and lists of reworkings arranged... more...

  • Lustful Maidens and Ascetic Kingsby Roy C. Amore; Larry D. Shinn; Sharon Wallace

    Oxford University Press, USA 1981; US$ 28.99

    "A marvellous introductory text, well-organized and clearly written. The renditions of stories are readable and engaging." --Edward T. Gilday, Bowdoin College. "A delicious repast of stories, delightfully told and intended to satisfy our narrative appetites and nourish our moral sensibilities. Drawing upon tales from the Hindu epics,... more...

  • Cajun Countryby Barry Jean Ancelet; Jay Edwards; Glen Pitre

    University Press of Mississippi 2012; US$ 25.00

    The first book in the Folklife in the South series and by far the broadest look at traditional Cajun culture ever assembled. It not only describes the traditions as they are but also explains how they came to be. more...

  • Paul Andrews Presents - The Book of Werewolvesby Paul Andrews

    Andrews UK 2011; US$ 4.49

    This gripping read is based on an original book by Sabine Baring-Gould, which details historical reports of alleged Were-Wolf reports over many hundreds of years. Some are clearly just deranged people who slaughtered people due to insanity and murderous intents, some are more mysterious and potentially could be real.... Newly edited, and with some... more...

  • Jataka Stories in Theravada Buddhismby Dr Naomi Appleton

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 124.95

    Jataka stories (stories about the previous births of the Buddha) are very popular in Theravada Buddhist countries, where they are commonly used in sermons, children's books, plays, poetry, temple illustrations, rituals and festivals. Buddhist tradition tells us that the stories illustrate the gradual path to perfection exemplified by the Buddha... more...