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  • Early Irish Myths and Sagasby Jeffrey Gantz

    Penguin Books Ltd 1981; US$ 12.68

    First written down in the eighth century AD, these early Irish stories depict a far older world - part myth, part legend and part history. Rich with magic and achingly beautiful, they speak of a land of heroic battles, intense love and warrior ideals, in which the otherworld is explored and men mingle freely with the gods. From the vivid adventures... more...

  • Jayaby Devdutt Pattanaik

    Penguin Books Ltd 2010; US$ 16.98

    High above the sky stands Swarga, paradise, abode of the gods. Still above is Vaikuntha, heaven, abode of God.The doorkeepers of Vaikuntha are the twins, Jaya and Vijaya, both whose names mean ?victory?. One keeps you in Swarga; the other raises you into Vaikuntha. In Vaikuntha there is bliss forever, in Swarga there is pleasure for only as long as... more...

  • The Poetic Eddaby Carolyne Larrington

    OUP Oxford 2014; US$ 10.99

    A fully revised translation of the great collection of Norse-Icelandic mythological and heroic poetry known as the Poetic Edda, containing the narratives of the creation of the world and the coming of Ragnarok, the Doom of the Gods. Gods, giants, and human heroes populate the poems. This edition includes three new poems. more...

  • Apollodorus' Library and Hyginus' Fabulaeby Stephen M. Trzaskoma; R. Scott Smith

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2007; US$ 12.95

    By offering, for the first time in a single edition, complete English translations of Apollodorus' Library and Hyginus' Fabulae --the two most important surviving "handbooks" of classical mythography--this volume enables readers to compare the two's versions of the most important Greek and Roman myths. A General Introduction sets the Library... more...

  • Seven Viking Romancesby none

    Penguin Books Ltd 2005; US$ 14.65

    Combining traditional myth, oral history and re-worked European legend to depict an ancient realm of heroism and wonder, the seven tales collected here are among the most fantastical of all the Norse romances. Powerfully inspired works of Icelandic imagination, they relate intriguing, often comical tales of famous kings, difficult gods and women of... more...

  • Australian Legendary Talesby K. Langloh Parker

    ReadHowYouWant 2006; US$ 4.99

    A collection of the legends that prevail in the Australian native Noongahburrah tribe. It is claimed as the very first work that collected and brought forward the original tales of the Aborigines. Exhilarating! more...

  • The Ghostsby Robert Green Ingersoll

    ReadHowYouWant 2006; US$ 3.99

    In this work, Ingersoll has undertaken an intellectual analysis of the existence of ghosts, witches and witchcraft. Taking into account certain events from history, he has dwelled on how the elite of earlier times were obsessed with the concept of witchcraft. Grossly cruel incidents and their consequences have been narrated. Thought-provoking! more...

  • Stories of Our Livesby Frank de Caro

    University Press of Colorado 2013; US$ 22.00

    In Stories of Our Lives Frank de Caro demonstrates the value of personal narratives in enlightening our lives and our world. We all live with legends, family sagas, and anecdotes that shape our selves and give meaning to our recollections. Featuring an array of colorful stories from de Caro?s personal life and years of field research as a folklorist,... more...

  • Tradition in the Twenty-First Centuryby Trevor J. Blank; Robert Glenn Howard

    University Press of Colorado 2013; US$ 23.00

    In Tradition in the Twenty-First Century , eight diverse contributors explore the role of tradition in contemporary folkloristics. For more than a century, folklorists have been interested in locating sources of tradition and accounting for the conceptual boundaries of tradition, but in the modern era, expanded means of communication, research,... more...

  • Warrior Waysby Eric A. Eliason; Tad Tuleja

    University Press of Colorado 2013; US$ 25.95

    Warrior Ways is one of the first book-length explorations of military folklife, and focuses on the lore produced by modern American warriors, illuminating the ways in which members of the armed services creatively express the complex experience of military life. In short, lively essays, contributors to the volume, all of whom have close personal... more...