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- Elsevier Science 2007; US$ 63.95
Knowledge of plant names can give insight into largely forgotten beliefs. For example, the common red poppy is known as "Blind Man" due to an old superstitious belief that if the poppy were put to the eyes it would cause blindness. Many plant names derived from superstition, folk lore, or primal beliefs. Other names are purely descriptive and can serve... more...
- Utah State University Press 2003; US$ 19.95
Illustrated with numerous stories collected from Alaska, the Yukon, and South Africa and further enlivened by the author's accessible style and experiences as a longtime oral historian and archivist, So They Understand is a comprehensive study of the special challenges and concerns involved in documenting, representing, preserving, and interpreting... more...
- Greenwood Publishing Group 2007; US$ 45.00
Provides a comprehensive history of mythical animals, creatures, and monsters. more...
- Greenwood Publishing Group 2007; US$ 300.00
Hundreds of alphabetically entries on themes and motifs, individuals, characters and character types, national traditions, genres, and other topics survey folk and fairy tales from around the world. more...
- Greenwood Publishing Group 2008; US$ 300.00
Selects and annotates a vast array of folktales from around the world. more...
- Utah State University Press 1995; US$ 19.95
This contributed volume explores the functions of belief and supernatural experience within an array of cultures, as well as the stance of academe toward the study of belief and the supernatural. The essays in this volume call into question the idea that supernatural experience is extraordinary. Among the contributors are Shelley Adler, David... more...
- World Trade Press 2008; US$ 38.00
A to Z World Superstitions & Folklore is an encyclopedia featuring myths, legends and irrational beliefs passed down through generations in 175 countries worldwide. Detailed entries on spirit worship, curses, mystical characters, folk tales, burial and th more...
- DK Publishing 2009; US$ 15.00
The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Werewolves takes you deep into the mysterious corners of the werewolf world-and brings you out alive. You'll learn about the history of shapeshifters and werewolves from around the world, savagely entertaining werewolf facts and stories, and how humans transform into these beasts (and what kills them). more...