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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Oxford University Press 1981; US$ 34.99
"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...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 149.95
Jataka stories (stories about the previous births of the Buddha) are very popular in Theravada Buddhist countries, where they are found in both canonical texts and later compositions and collections, and are commonly used in sermons, children's books, plays, poetry, temple illustrations, rituals and festivals. Whilst at first glance many of the stories... more...
- The History Press 2012; US$ 4.36
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, from an array of haunted houses and shops, to shedding new light on classic local legends such as Chatham... more...