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Folklore & Mythology

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  • Norse Mythologyby John Lindow

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 16.99

    Norse Mythology explores the magical myths and legends of Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Iceland and Viking-Age Greenland--outlining along the way the prehistoric tales and beliefs from these regions that have remained embedded in the imagination of the world. The book begins with an Introduction that helps put Scandinavian mythology in place in history,... more...

  • Native American Mythologyby Hartley Burr Alexander

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 16.95

    This fascinating and informative compendium of Native American lore was assembled by one of twentieth-century America's premier ethnographer/anthropologists. Hartley Burr Alexander recounts the continent's myths chronologically and region-by-region, offering a remarkably wide range of nomadic sagas, animist myths, cosmogonies and creation myths, end-time... more...

  • Crystal Legendsby Moyra Caldecott

    Mushroom Publishing 2006; US$ 2.99

    Stories drawn from world mythology retold with commentaries to show the significance of crystals and precious stones as symbolic icons in a variety of traditions. more...

  • Norse Mythologyby Hamilton Wright Mabie

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 5.95

    Fantastic sagas of Norse mythology, these 17 imaginative retellings include Odin's search for knowledge, origins of Thor's hammer, loss of Idun's wondrous apples, securing the dreaded Fenris-wolf, and much more. more...

  • The Oxford Companion to World Mythologyby David Leeming

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 18.99

    Cave paintings at Lascaux, France and Altamira, Spain, fraught with expression thousands of years later; point to an early human desire to form a cultural identity. In the Oxford Companion to World Mythology, David Leeming explores the role of mythology, or myth-logic, in history and determines that the dreams of specific cultures add up to a larger... more...

  • Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimmby Jacob Grimm; Wilhelm Grimm; Edgar Taylor

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 4.95

    The Brothers Grimm, Jacob (1785-1863) and Wilhelm (1786-1859), were born in Hanau, near Frankfurt, in the German state of Hesse. Throughout their lives they remained close friends, and both studied law at Marburg University. Jacob was a pioneer in the study of German philology, and although Wilhelm's work was hampered by poor health the brothers... more...

  • Popular Tales from Norse Mythologyby George Webbe Dasent

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 12.95

    42 thrilling folktales include "Dapplegrim," "Tatterhood," "The Werewolf," "Such Women Are," "The Three Dogs," "Temptations," "The Magician's Pupil," "Legend of Tannhäuser," "The Outlaw," "The Widow's Son," "The Three Sisters Trapped in a Mountain," "The Blue Belt," "The Seven Ravens," and "The Goatherd" (source of the Rip van Winkle story). more...

  • The Lessons of Nature in Mythologyby Rachel S. McCoppin

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 55.00

    This examination of myths from around the world focuses on the role nature plays within mythology. Creation myths from myriad cultures recognized that life arose from natural elements, inextricably connecting human life to the natural world. Nature as portrayed in myth is unpredictable and destructive but also redemptive, providing solace and wisdom.... more...

  • A Handbook of Greek Mythologyby H. J. Rose

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 43.95

    In this new and substantially revised edition of H. J. Rose's classic survey and analysis of the evolution and tradition of Greek myth, Robin Hard adds various features which bring the work up-to-date with contemporary scholarship and address the needs of students. * a new preface analysing and contextualising H. J. Rose's attitude to myth * a new... more...

  • From Asgard to Valhallaby Heather O'Donoghue

    I.B.Tauris 2008; US$ 14.95

    Whether they focus on Thor's powerful hammer, the wailing Valkyrie, the palatial home of the gods - Asgard - or ravenous wolves and fierce elemental giants, the Norse myths are packed with rowdy incident. But at the centre of their cosmos stands a gnarled old ash tree, Yggdrasil, from which all distances and times are measured. When the old tree creaks,... more...