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  • The Oxford Companion to World Mythologyby David Leeming

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 18.99 US$ 16.33

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Trojan Horsesby Page DuBois

    NYU Press 2001; US$ 50.00

    We've become accustomed to the wisdom of the ancient Greeks being trotted out by conservatives in the name of timeless virtues. At the same time, critics have charged that multiculturalists and their ilk have hopelessly corrupted the study of antiquity itself, and that the teaching of Classics is dead. Trojan Horses is Page duBois's answer to... more...

  • Tales Once Toldby Abraham Eraly

    Penguin Books Ltd 2006; US$ 16.98

    A selection of stories adapted from the Ithihyamala, a marvellous treasury of legends of KeralaThese vibrant fables evoke a long-lost, never-never land: an enchanted world of sorcerers, exorcists and yakshis; eccentric rajas and haughty poets; martial-arts prodigies andpeerless physicians; wily wits and devious gadflies; clever elephants, sly crooks,... more...

  • Nessieby Betty Kirkpatrick

    Crombie Jardine Publishing Limited 2005; US$ 2.99

    Nessie is the pet name given to a creature that may, or may not, live within the waters of Loch Ness in the Scottish Highlands. more...