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  • 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...

  • A Short History of Mythby Karen Armstrong

    Canongate Books 2004; US$ 10.82

    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 Group US 2012; US$ 12.99

    WHEN DARKNESS FALLS? WHEN THE UNDEAD RISE WITH A HUNGER FOR BLOOD? WHEN THE HUNT IS ON?AND YOU ARE THE PREY? WILL YOU BE READY? In the inevitable event of a vampire attack, the average citizen will be forced to engage in vicious hand-to-hand combat. To avoid serious injury, disfigurement, or death by exsanguination, you need to know the proper... more...

  • The Science of Fairy Talesby Edwin Sidney Hartland

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 4.99

    Selkie, wee people, elves, fauns, mogwai -- no matter what you call them, virtually every cultural tradition has created a type of being that is analogous to the Western concept of the fairy. In this fascinating analysis, scholar Edwin Sidney Hartland delves into the inner workings of the ubiquitous fairy myth and traces its impact across many cultures. more...

  • Byways of Ghost-Landby Elliott O'Donnell

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    Stories of the supernatural have been around for thousands of years, but what is it in the human mind that compels us to repeat these tales? In this fascinating collection, scholar Elliot O'Donnell takes a detailed look at all kinds of spooky stories and explores possible connections that may help explain their origins. more...

  • Deceived Wisdomby David Bradley

    Elliott & Thompson 2012; US$ 12.73

    Did your mother remind you to take off your coat when inside or you won?t ‘feel the benefit? when you leave? Have you ever been informed that what you need to cool down is a nice cup of tea? And are you bored of being told that you have to let that red wine breathe first to improve its taste? If so then Deceived Wisdom is the book for you. Organised... more...

  • Quirkologyby Richard Wiseman

    Pan Macmillan UK 2007; US$ 19.08

    While other scientists beaver away on obvious problems, Richard Wiseman has been busy uncovering the secret ingredients of charisma, exploring how our personalities are shaped by when we are born and examining why people usually miss the obvious signs of their partner's infidelity. Using scientific methods to investigate offbeat topics that interest... more...

  • Zeus Grants Stupid Wishesby Cory O'Brien; Sarah E Melville

    Penguin Group US 2013; US$ 11.99

    Get this: Cronus liked to eat babies. Narcissus probably should have just learned to masturbate. Odin got construction discounts with bestiality. Isis had bad taste in jewelry. Ganesh was the very definition of an unplanned pregnancy. And Abraham was totally cool about stabbing his kid in the face. All our lives, we?ve been fed... more...

  • Clare Folk Talesby Ruth Marshall

    The History Press 2012; US$ 5.82

    County Clare has a rich heritage of myths and legends which is uniquely captured in this collection of traditional tales from the county. Discover the tales surrounding the tomb of the sun goddess Grianne in the village that bears her name, the caves where warrior giants are said to sleep and the strange creatures that were said to inhabit the loughs.... more...