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  • Scottish Fairy Talesby Donald A. Mackenzie; John Green

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 4.50

    Colorful stories from ancient and modern Scottish sources will charm young readers with the deeds of mermaids, giants and other supernatural creatures. Includes "Battle of the Fairy Kings," "Conall and the Thunder Hag," "In the Kingdom of Seals," "The Maid-of-the-Wave," "The Land of Green Mountains," 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, prefaced by an extensive historical and ethnological commentary. Simply written tales of warrior rivalries, steadfast love, and victory over powerful forces are suitable reading for youngsters and entertaining enough for adults. 36 illustrations. 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • In the Creole Twilightby Joshua Clegg Caffery

    LSU Press 2015; US$ 12.95

    Many recurring motifs found in south Louisiana?s culture spring from the state?s rich folklore. Influenced by settlers of European and African heritage, celebrated customs like the Courir de Mardi Gras and fabled creatures like the Loup-Garou are outgrowths of the region?s distinctive oral traditions. Joshua Clegg Caffery?s In the Creole Twilight... more...

  • The Meaning of Herbsby Ann Field; Gretchen Scoble

    Chronicle Books LLC 2015; US$ 12.99

    "Take borage for courage. Send a bouquet of yarrow to declare war. Hang a sprig of rue at the door to keep witches at bay." Like flowers, herbs are steeped in myth and magic, secrets and lore. For centuries, their powers have been called upon to seduce lovers and dispel witches, send hidden messages and brew potent elixirs, entice the palate and... more...

  • Tipperary Folk Talesby Aideen McBride

    The History Press 2015; US$ 14.57

    <div>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... more...

  • Scottish Borders Folk Talesby James P Spence

    The History Press 2015; US$ 14.57

    <div>This lively and entertaining collection of folk tales from the Scottish Borders is rich in stories tall and true, ancient and recent, dark and funny, powerful and fantastical. Here you will find tales of Thomas the Rhymer, Tam Linn, the Lochmabon Harper, Muckle Moued Meg and Michael Scott the wizard. These familiar, well-loved, ancient and... more...