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Folklore & Mythology

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  • The Forest in Folklore and Mythologyby Alexander Porteous

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 14.95

    Fascinating compendium of facts, folklore, superstitions, myths, and anecdotes about trees and the forest. Forest customs, sacred groves, mythical forest creatures, tree worship, and much more. more...

  • Scottish Fairy Talesby Donald A. Mackenzie; John Green

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 4.50

    Charming collection of ancient and modern Scottish stories includes "Battle of the Fairy Kings," "Conall and the Thunder Hag," "In the Kingdom of Seals," "The Maid-of-the-Wave," and many more. 34 illustrations. more...

  • The Myths of the North American Indiansby Lewis Spence

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 15.95

    Rich anthology of the myths and legends of the Algonquins, Iroquois, Pawnees, and Sioux: warrior rivalries, steadfast love, and victory over powerful forces. Extensive historical and ethnological commentary. 36 illustrations. more...

  • Taos Talesby Elsie Clews Parsons

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 7.95

    Nearly 100 tales offer an unparalleled glimpse into beliefs, culture of Pueblo Indians: "The Kachina Suitors and Coyote," "The Envious Hunter," "The Jealous Girls," "Echo Boy," many more. more...

  • Native American Creation Mythsby Jeremiah Curtin

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 14.95

    In retelling Native American creation myths, Harvard-educated linguist and ethnographer Jeremiah Curtin (1835?1906) provides readers with compelling narratives of the origin of the earth and its creatures. Accounts of conflicts, happenings, and methods by which an earlier world of man changed into the now-existing one, these tribal tales largely describe... more...

  • Lost Continentsby L. Sprague de Camp

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 14.95

    Leading authority examines facts and fancies behind the Atlantis theme in history, science, and literature. Sources include Plato, Thomas More, K. T. Frost, and many other citations, both famous and lesser-known. Related legends are also recounted and refuted, and reports document attempts to prove the continent's existence, including accounts of... more...

  • The King of Ireland's Sonby Padraic Colum

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 12.95

    Favorite tales from the Emerald Isle: "When the King of the Cats Came to King Connal's Dominion," "The Town of the Red Castle," 5 more. 9 full-page illustrations, numerous decorations. more...

  • Legends and Romances of Brittanyby Lewis Spence

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 11.95

    Rich compilation of age-old stories of fairies, sprites and demons; tales of the black arts, Arthurian romances, Breton lays of Marie de France, much more. 36 illustrations by W. Otway Cannell. 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...

  • Legends of Atlantis and Lost Lemuriaby W. Scott-Elliot

    Quest Books 2015; US$ 18.95

    In this book inhabitants of Atlantis and Lemuria come alive--their hopes and fears, their achievements and sins. The submerged continents are described in graphic detail--their location, history, flora and fauna, human inhabitants, customs, science, religion, and contact with advanced teachers. The information comes from the writings of Plato, from... more...