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  • L.A. Exposedby Paul Young

    St. Martin's Press 2002; US$ 8.99

    Every city has its urban legends, its tall tales, and even its outright lies, and Hollywood and Los Angeles have enough to fill a book--and Paul Young has done just that. L.A. Exposed includes the facts behind the myths surrounding everything from the tall tales of tinsel town, to the legend and lore of LA landmarks, to rock n' roll rumors, to... more...

  • Writings on Irish Folklore, Legend and Mythby William Yeats; Robert Welch

    Penguin Books Ltd 1993; US$ 23.98

    This collection brings together all of W. B. Yeats?s published prose writings on Irish folklore, legend and myth, with pieces on subjects including ghosts, kidnappers, fairies, ancient tribes, precious stones and Gaelic love songs. Through his researches on Irish folklore, Yeats attempted to create a movement in literature that was enriched by and... more...

  • Talismanby Graham Hancock; Robert Bauval

    Penguin Books Ltd 2004; US$ 32.00

    A roller coaster intellectual journey through the back streets and rat runs of history to uncover the traces in architecture and monuments of a secret religion that has shaped the world. more...

  • Sagas of Warrior-poetsby Leifur Eiricksson

    Penguin Books Ltd 2002; US$ 20.78

    Kormak's Saga, The Saga of Hallfred Troublesome-Poet, The Saga of Gunnlaug Serpent-Tongue, The Saga of Bjorn, Champion of the Hitardal People, Viglund's Saga Set in the farmsteads of Viking age Iceland at a time when the old ethos of honour and heroic adventure merged with new ideas of romantic infatuation, each of these sagas features poet heroes,... more...

  • The Myth of the Goddessby Anne Baring; Jules Cashford

    Penguin Books Ltd 1993; US$ 36.00

    A comprehensive, scholarly accessible study, in which the authors draw upon poetry and mythology, art and literature, archaeology and psychology to show how the myth of the goddess has been lost from our formal Judeo-Christian images of the divine. They explain what happened to the goddess, when, and how she was excluded from western culture, and the... more...

  • The Elder Eddaby Andy Orchard

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 17.58

    Compiled by an unknown scribe in Iceland around 1270, and based on sources dating back centuries earlier, these mythological and heroic poems tell of gods and mortals from an ancient era: the giant-slaying Thor, the doomed Völsung family, the Hel-ride of Brynhild and the cruelty of Atli the Hun. Eclectic, incomplete and fragmented, these verses nevertheless... more...

  • Mythologyby Neil Philip; Philip Wilkinson

    Dorling Kindersley Ltd 2008; Not Available

    World myths, gods, heroes, creatures and mythical places revealed " Eyewitness Companions offer an essential reference library, perfect for novices or anyone who just wants to know more about their favourite pastime." Heyday Undertake a quest of discovery ? and learn about some of the greatest myths and characters the world has ever... more...

  • LEGENDS! Battles and Questsby ANTHONY HOROWITZ

    Pan Macmillan 2010; US$ 6.30

    Don't mess with the gods. And if they mess with you? Run like hell . . . more...

  • Dorset Folk Talesby Tim Laycock

    The History Press 2012; US$ 5.82

    These lively and entertaining folk tales from one of Britain's most ancient counties are vividly retold by local storyteller Tim Laycock. Their origins lost in the oral tradition, these thirty stories from Dorset reflect the wisdom (and eccentricities) of the county and its people. Dorset has a rich and diverse collection of tales, from the stories... more...

  • A Short History Of Mythby Karen Armstrong

    Canongate Books 2004; US$ 13.29

    Karen Armstrong's concise yet compelling investigation into the history of myth takes us from the Palaeolithic period and the mythology of the hunters right up to the 'Great Western Transformation' of the last 500 years. She shows us that the history of myth is the history of humanity, and our stories and beliefs, our curiosity and attempts to understand... more...