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Folklore & Mythology

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  • Mythologyby Edith Hamilton; Aphrodite Trust; Apollo Trust

    Little, Brown and Company 2012; US$ 19.99

    Since its original publication by Little, Brown and Company in 1942, Edith Hamilton's Mythology has sold millions of copies throughout the world and established itself as a perennial bestseller in its various available formats: hardcover, trade paperback, mass market paperback, and e-book. Mythology succeeds like no other book in bringing to life... more...

  • The Mabinogionby Charlotte Guest

    The Floating Press 2011; US$ 3.99

    This collection of Welsh folklore, fairy tales and mythology is vital reading for anyone who is interested in early European vernacular literature and folk archetypes. Dating from as far back as the fourteenth century, the publication of this volume marked the first time that the tales were rendered in an English translation. more...

  • The Iliadby Homer; Samuel Butler

    The Floating Press 2008; US$ 3.99

    An epic tale of love and betrayal, war and hope The Iliad is the first of two legendary ancient poems attributed to the Greek bard Homer. Typically dated between the 8th and 7th centuries BC it is believed by many to be the earliest extant piece of European literature. The poem deals with the exploits of Agamemnon, Odysseus, Achilles, Ajax and their... more...

  • Writings on Irish Folklore, Legend and Mythby William Yeats; Robert Welch

    Penguin Books Ltd 1993; US$ 23.98

    This collection brings together all of W. B. Yeats?s published prose writings on Irish folklore, legend and myth, with pieces on subjects including ghosts, kidnappers, fairies, ancient tribes, precious stones and Gaelic love songs. Through his researches on Irish folklore, Yeats attempted to create a movement in literature that was enriched by and... more...

  • Anthology of Classical Mythby Stephen M. Trzaskoma; R. Scott Smith; Stephen Brunet; Thomas G. Palaima

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2004; US$ 18.95

    This volume is designed as a companion to the standard undergraduate mythology textbooks or, when assigned alongside the central Greek and Roman works, as a source-based alternative to those textbooks. In addition to the complete texts of the Homeric Hymns and Hesiod's Theogony , this collection provides generous selections from over 50 texts... more...

  • The Greek Mythsby Robert Graves; Rick Riordan; Ross Macdonald

    Penguin Publishing Group 2012; US$ 26.00

    Robert Graves, classicist, poet, and unorthodox critic, retells the Greek legends of gods and heroes for a modern audience  And, in the two volumes of The Greek Myths , he demonstrates with a dazzling display of relevant knowledge that Greek Mythology is ?no more mysterious in content than are modern election cartoons.? His work covers, in nearly... 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...

  • Sam Patch, the Famous Jumperby Paul E. Johnson

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2004; US$ 16.99

    The true history of a legendary American folk hero In the 1820s, a fellow named Sam Patch grew up in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, working there (when he wasn't drinking) as a mill hand for one of America's new textile companies. Sam made a name for himself one day by jumping seventy feet into the tumultuous waters below Pawtucket Falls. When in 1827... 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...

  • Tipperary Folk Talesby Aideen McBride

    The History Press 2015; US$ 14.57

    County Tipperary abounds in folk tales, myths and legends and a selection of the best, drawn from historical sources and newly recorded local reminiscences, have been brought to life here by local storyteller Aideen McBride. Here you will find the lore of the Arra Hills and the Silvermine Montains, tales of how rivers got their names, and the ancient... more...