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Folklore & Mythology

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  • Scottish Fairy Talesby Donald A. Mackenzie; John Green

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 4.50

    Charming collection of ancient and modern Scottish stories includes "Battle of the Fairy Kings," "Conall and the Thunder Hag," "In the Kingdom of Seals," "The Maid-of-the-Wave," 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: warrior rivalries, steadfast love, and victory over powerful forces. Extensive historical and ethnological commentary. 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...