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Folklore & Mythology

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  • Greek Mythology For Beginnersby Joe Lee

    For Beginners 2013; US$ 16.99

    Would there be a Western civilization without the Greek myths? Would we be able to define our civilization and ourselves without some reference to the grand, violent, and venal doings of those denizens of Mount Olympus? Greek Mythology For Beginners  presents the pantheon ? that immortal collection of rogues and heroes, misfits and tyrants - and... more...

  • Greek Mythsby Shoshanna Kirk; Tinou Le Joly Senoville

    Chronicle Books LLC 2012; US$ 12.99

    Here is the stuff legends are made of in 25 of the most beloved tales from Greek mythology, complemented with gorgeous illustrations by artist Tinou Le Joly Senoville. These classic, timeless stories have been crafted into a concise, intriguing, and very readable romp through the human condition. Arranged by emotional theme?cunning, vanity, vengeance,... more...

  • Tumbuka Folktalesby Lester Brian Shawa; Boston Jaston Soko

    Mzuni Press 2014; US$ 22.95

    Tumbuka folktales are on the verge of extinction. If not recorded now, the loss would not only be the amusement they provide but chiefly lessons inherent. On the surface, they are simple narratives, however, subtly they evoke serious moral lessons that are very applicable to our everyday life today. This folklore collection is based on field research... more...

  • Legends of the Caucasusby David Hunt

    Saqi 2012; US$ 23.32

    The Caucasus has an extremely rich folk literature, almost unknown among English speakers, which includes myths, legends, magical tales, anecdotes and proverbs. ... more...

  • Don't Know Much About Mythologyby Kenneth C. Davis

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99

    The latest installment in the New York Times bestselling Don't Know Much About® series -- a magical journey into the timeless world of mythology It has been fifteen years since Kenneth C. Davis first dazzled audiences with his instant classic Don't Know Much About® History , vividly bringing the past to life and proving that Americans don't... more...

  • Famous Texas Folklorists and Their Storiesby Jim Gramon

    Taylor Trade Publishing 2000; US$ 9.99

    Travel Texas with the Calendar of Events occurring all over this great state. more...

  • Circus Philosophicusby Graham Harman

    John Hunt Publishing 2010; US$ 9.99

    Platonic myth meets American noir in this haunting collection of philosophical images, from gigantic Ferris wheels to offshore drilling rigs. more...

  • Myths of Creationby Philip Freund

    Peter Owen Publishers 2014;

    How are discarded scientific hypotheses different from myths? This is just one of the many surprising questions raised and answered in Myths of Creation, a study of myths, religious beliefs and scientific theories about the origin and the creation of the universe. Philip Freund's pioneering methodology has ensured that Myths of Creation remains today... more...

  • The Merry Adventures of Robin Hoodby Howard Pyle; Stephen T. Knight

    Penguin Group US 2006; US$ 5.95

    The beloved adventures of Robin Hood come vividly to life in this wonderful illustrated version by renowned storyteller Howard Pyle. Deep in Sherwood Forest, the legendary Robin Hood?the brave, good-humored outlaw the whole world loves?proves himself the best in England with his bow. Here are all the exciting tales of how Little John, Will Scarlet,... more...

  • Myth in the Modern Worldby David Whitt; John Perlich

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 40.00

    Ubiquitous and enduring, myths remain an inherent part of culture. These 10 essays explore the role of myth in the modern world, delving not only into science fiction and fantasy, but also into sport, terrorist rhetoric and television. Contributors contemplate the changing face of the hero in Breaking Bad, Justified and the Japanese film trilogy 20th... more...