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Folklore & Mythology

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  • 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...

  • Myths and Legends Explainedby Neil Philip

    Dorling Kindersley Ltd 2008; Not Available

    This beautifully presented book offers a stimulating approach to the timeless, universal stories that are central to every culture. More than 50 compelling myths and legends from around the world are explained through stunning works of art and ancient artefacts, each supported by informative text and comprehensive annotation. Presented country by country,... more...

  • LEGENDS! Battles and Questsby ANTHONY HOROWITZ

    Pan Macmillan 2010; US$ 6.43

    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...

  • Legends of the Caucasusby David Hunt

    Saqi 2012; US$ 14.57

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

  • Celtic Tales of Enchantmentby Liam Mac Uistin; Russell Barnett; Shane Johnson

    The O'Brien Press 2001; US$ 6.56

    Legends of the adventures of that famous band of warriors the Fianna have captured the imaginations of listeners and readers throught the centuries. Four exciting stories of magic, heroism and love featuring some of the best-known names from Irish myth and legend. Includes the story of Oisín and Tír na nÓg, the humorous Quest for the Giolla Deacair... more...

  • The Vampire Combat Manualby Roger Ma

    Penguin Publishing Group 2012; US$ 15.00

    Praise for The Zombie Combat Manual ? The Zombie Combat Manual kicks undead ass! Roger Ma saves the day with this smart, funny, and thoroughly practical book on fighting the living dead.?--Jonathan Maberry, author of Patient Zero and Zombie CSU ?As a practitioner of martial arts, and a former US Army Ranger, I cannot stress enough how important... more...