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Folklore & Mythology

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  • Butterfly Motherby Mark Bender; Jin Dan; Ma Xueliang

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2006; US$ 12.95

    Butterfly Mother is a collection of epic songs from the rich oral tradition of the Miao (Hmong) people of southwest China. These poetic narratives, traditionally performed by two groups of singers, relate the creation of a world in which everything is alive, and listeners find that besides mountains, rivers, trees, and creatures, inanimate objects... more...

  • King, Warrior, Magician, Loverby Robert Moore; Doug Gillette

    HarperCollins 2013; Not Available

    The bestselling, widely heralded, jungian introduction to the psychological foundation of a mature, authentic, and revitalized masculinity. more...

  • Egyptian Ideas of the Future Lifeby E. A. Wallis Budge

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 5.95

    Egyptian Ideas of the Future Life places before the reader in a handy form an account of the principal ideas and beliefs held by the ancient Egyptians concerning the resurrection and the future life, which is derived wholly from native religious works. From the beginning to the end of his life the Egyptian's chief thought was of the life beyond... more...

  • Supergodsby Grant Morrison

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.00

    NATIONAL BESTSELLER   What Masked Vigilantes, Miraculous Mutants, and a Sun God from Smallville Can Teach Us About Being Human   Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Iron Man, and the X-Men?the list of names as familiar as our own. They are on our movie and television screens, in our videogames and in our dreams. But what are they trying to... more...

  • Fractal Timeby Gregg Braden

    Hay House 2009; US$ 6.99

    In his latest book, former senior computer systems designer and bestselling author Gregg Braden merges these ancient and modern world views into a powerful new model of time. Marrying the modern laws of fractal patterns to the ancient concept of cycles, he demonstrates how everything from the war and peace between nations to our most joyous relationships... more...

  • Of Myth, Life, and War in Plato's Republicby Claudia Baracchi

    Indiana University Press 2002; US$ 19.95

    "Baracchi has identified pivotal points around which the Republic operates; this allows a reading of the entire text to unfold.... a very beautifully written book." -- Walter Brogan "... a work that opens new and timely vistas within the Republic.... Her approach... is thorough and rigorous." -- ... more...

  • Homer: The Odysseyby Jasper Griffin

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 20.00

    This handy guide will introduce students to a text that has been fundamental to literature for nearly 3000 years. more...

  • The Odysseyby Homer; Robert Fagles

    Penguin Group US 1997; US$ 16.00

    Robert Fagles's stunning modern-verse translation-available at last in our black-spine classics line The Odyssey is literature's grandest evocation of everyman's journey through life. In the myths and legends that are retold here, renowned translator Robert Fagles has captured the energy and poetry of Homer's original in a bold, contemporary... more...

  • The Meaning of Meat and the Structure of the Odysseyby Egbert J. Bakker

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 76.00

    A literary study of the Odyssey based on the central economic and symbolic importance of the eating of meat. more...

  • Curious Myths of the Middle Agesby Sabine Baring-Gould

    The Floating Press 2011; US$ 3.99

    Step back into the romance and primal conflict of the medieval period with this collection of fairy tales and folklore from the era. Equal parts charmingly quaint and bracingly brutal, this carefully curated volume is sure to engage and enthrall readers who are curious about the myth and folklore of the Middle Ages. more...