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- Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 7.99
Where do myths come from? What is their function and what do they mean? In this Very Short Introduction Robert Segal introduces the array of approaches used to understand the study of myth. These approaches hail from disciplines as varied as anthropology, sociology, psychology, literary criticism, philosophy, science, and religious studies. Including... more...
- 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 Floating Press 1910; US$ 4.99
Beowulf is the earliest surviving poem in Old English. Although the authorship is anonymous it is believed to have been written before the 10th century AD. The only extant European manuscript of the Beowulf text is placed at around 1010. The epic tells the tale of the Scandinavian hero Beowulf as he struggles against three adversaries; the monster... more...
- Dover Publications 2012; US$ 15.95
This superb in-depth survey explores animism, totemism, fetishism, creation myths, Egyptian priesthood, cult of Osiris, numerous deities, Book of the Dead, alchemy, Egyptian art and magic, legends, and a host of other fascinating topics. An erudite, clearly written work, enhanced with over 50 photographs and illustrations. more...
- University of California Press 2015; US$ 29.95
Monsters, ghosts, fantastic beings, and supernatural phenomena of all sorts haunt the folklore and popular culture of Japan. Broadly labeled yokai, these creatures come in infinite shapes and sizes, from tengu mountain goblins and kappa water spirits to shape-shifting foxes and long-tongued ceiling-lickers. Currently popular in anime, manga,... more...
- I.B.Tauris 2012; US$ 14.95
?Even the smallest person can change the course of the future.? The prophetic words of Galadriel, addressed to Frodo as he prepared to travel from Lothlórien to Mordor to destroy the One Ring, are just as pertinent to J R R Tolkien?s own fiction. For decades, hobbits and the other fantastical creatures of Middle-earth have captured the imaginations... more...
- HarperCollins Publishers 2016; US$ 8.83
A small format gift book which is a reproduction of the popular book ?101 Scottish Songs? published by Collins in 1962. Popularized as ?the wee red songbook? in Scottish folk circles, this publication was in print for 26 years. more...
- The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99
This delightful collection from R. Shelton Mackenzie brings together a series of Irish stories, tales, myths, jokes, and folklore collected by the author over the course of his life. Presented in a warm, conversational tone, Bits of Blarney is a must-read for fans of Gaelic culture. more...