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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$ 38.09

    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 1981; US$ 34.99 US$ 30.09

    "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...

  • The Wisdom of Waterby John Archer

    Allen & Unwin 2008; US$ 22.68

    A lyrical look at water in all its forms, The Wisdom of Water explores the many mystical aspects of water, and why water has always been and remains precious beyond imagining. more...

  • Haunted Chathamby Neil Arnold

    The History Press 2012; US$ 2.99

    Chatham is a town steeped in history and strange folklore, but much of its ghostly past, and present, remains unwritten. For the first time ever the spectral secrets of this place are uncovered as we delve into ghost stories obscure and well known. The book features an array of haunted houses and shops, and sheds new light on classic local legends... more...

  • The Little Book of Sussexby David Arscott

    The History Press 2011; US$ 4.99

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