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Folklore & Mythology

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  • The Horse in Magic and Mythby M. Oldfield Howey

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 12.95

    Rich compilation of legend and lore from mythology, Bible, folklore, literature, other sources. Tales of headless horses, fairy horses, seahorses, plus associations with gods and patron saints, metempsychosis, creation myths. more...

  • Myths and Folk Tales of Irelandby Jeremiah Curtin

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 12.95

    Twenty folk tales representing hundreds of years of the collective Irish imagination transport readers to a world where everything is alive and anything can happen! Vivid descriptions of battles with giants, dead men who come back to life, humans imprisoned in animals' bodies, heroes with incredible strength, and more. more...

  • 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

    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...

  • 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 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • American Negro Folktalesby Richard M. Dorson

    Dover Publications 2015; US$ 14.95

    A preacher battles a bear, a mother returns from the dead, and a clever servant conducts a Big Feet Contest in this rich anthology of African-American folklore. Scores of humorous and harrowing stories, collected during the mid-twentieth century, tell of talking animals, ghosts, devils, and saints. The first part of the book provides a setting for... more...